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Shiites accuse government of denying El-Zakzaky, wife right to travel for medical treatment




4 weeks after being discharged and acquitted by a Kaduna State Excessive Courtroom, the chief of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his spouse, Malama Zeenah Ibrahim, are but to journey overseas for medical therapy.

Malam Ibrahim Musa, President Media Discussion board for Islamic Motion of Nigeria in a press release on Friday stated each El-Zakzaky and his spouse Zeenah’s worldwide passports are nonetheless being held by safety companies and a brand new one has not been issued to them.

“Each the Nigerian Intelligence Company (NIA) and the Division of State Safety (DSS) have denied being in possession of the worldwide passports of the couple.

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“It’s a identified truth, nevertheless, that through the botched medical journey to India as granted by the Kaduna Excessive Courtroom, their worldwide journey paperwork had been seized on arrival by these safety companies. Thus, who did they hand over to? That wasn’t too way back to not bear in mind or know.

“Had been these worldwide passports handed over to sure highly effective individuals in authorities, as is being speculated, who’re utilizing their powers and affect to additional detain the Sheikh and his spouse thereby denying them the liberty granted by the Nation’s courts? We hope this isn’t one other evil machination of these within the corridors of energy in Nigeria to disclaim the couple entry to medical therapy.

“We want to remind most people that for the previous nearly six years, medical studies have indicated that their well being situation has deteriorated and as such wanted to journey abroad for therapy. That was the idea for the Kaduna state excessive court docket granting them medical go away which was later scuttled by the federal government in 2018.

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“Muslim brothers and sisters of the Islamic Motion and different lovers of justice internationally are getting agitated as soon as once more due to these obnoxious developments together with what seems to be inserting the duo underneath home arrest by Buhari regime.

“Therefore, we name on the worldwide neighborhood to prevail on the federal government to launch the passports of Sheikh Zakzaky and his spouse. We urge the Federal Authorities to launch their passports to them or problem new ones to them, which is able to allow them to journey to the hospital of their selection with none additional delay.” Musa stated within the assertion.

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