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The Free Zakzaky global campaign said the Nigerian cleric had left the hospital in India after being denied treatment and harassed by authorities.

Ibrahim Zakzaky has been in custody along with his wife Zeenah Ibrahim since their arrest in December 2015 after violence that saw the army kill some 350 of his followers.

Nigerian Shia leader granted bail for medical care abroad

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Nigerian Shia leader granted bail for medical care abroad

Nigerian Shia leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, whose health has been deteriorating in prison, has been granted bail to seek medical treatment in India.

Nigeria police orders crackdown on Shia group after ban

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Nigeria police orders crackdown on Shia group after ban

Nigeria's police chief called for members of the public to provide information "that will aid in the identification of the locations of the ...

Nigerian court delays bail ruling for detained Shia leader

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Nigerian court delays bail ruling for detained Shia leader

Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), was arrested in 2015 under a crackdown on followers in the northern ...

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Nigerian Shia sect condemns move to label it 'terrorist'

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, which emerged as a student movement in the late 1970s, was inspired by the Islamic revolution in Iran, and has close ties in Tehran.

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Nigeria gets permission to class Shia group as 'terrorist'

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria's leader Ibrahim el-Zakzaky is in jail.

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Nigerian police fire on Shia Muslim protesters in Abuja

Nigerian security forces have fired on protesters calling for the release of Shia Muslim cleric Ibrahim Zakzaky, whose health is deteriorating ...

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#FreeZakzaky: Protesters demand Nigeria release of dying Muslim leader

Concerns have been raised surrounding the fate of a prominent Muslim cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria who has been ...

Nigerian judge throws out rioting charges against Shias

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Nigerian judge throws out rioting charges against Shias

A judge in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed charges against 35 Shia Muslims who were among hundreds of people arrested following deadly protests in ...

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Nigerian army posts Trump's video to justify shooting Shias

Nigeria's army on Friday posted a video of US President Donald Trump saying soldiers would shoot migrants throwing stones to justify opening ...

Amnesty accuses Nigeria forces of 'horrific' Shia killings

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Amnesty accuses Nigeria forces of 'horrific' Shia killings

Amnesty International said it had "strong evidence" that police and soldiers used automatic weapons against members of the Islamic Movement of ...

Scores injured amid fatal clashes at Nigeria's Arbaeen march

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Scores injured amid fatal clashes at Nigeria's Arbaeen march

Three Shias were killed and four soldiers wounded when clashes erupted during protests organised alongside an annual religious procession in the ...

115 Shia protesters arrested in Nigerian capital: police

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115 Shia protesters arrested in Nigerian capital: police

Supporters of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) clashed with police in Abuja during a march ...

Amnesty calls for immediate release of Nigerian Shia leader

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Amnesty calls for immediate release of Nigerian Shia leader

Human rights group Amnesty International has called for the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, a leader of Nigeria's Shia Muslim Islamic Movement.

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Saudi-Iranian rivalry stokes sectarian tensions in Nigeria

Growing tensions between the Sunni Izala Movement and the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria, particularly in the north of the country, have been fuelled by Riyadh and Tehran.

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