Rally planned in London to demand Nigerian Cleric Sheikh Zakzaky’s Release



A protest rally is planned to be held in London on Tuesday against the continued illegal detention of Nigeria Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

The London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) will organize the demonstration at Nigeria’s High Commission in the British capital, starting at 4 PM.

According to the website of the commission, the participants will demand the immediate release of the senior cleric and his wife.

In the last few days, Sheikh Zakzaky’s health has further deteriorated and he is in critical condition. The lead levels in his body are described as so dangerously high as to render immediate treatment a medical emergency.

Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 after his residence in the city of Zaria was raided by Nigeria’s forces, during which he was beaten and lost his left eye.

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