Free Shaykh El Zakzaky

Free Shaykh El Zakzaky

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Zahra Ali started this petition to Nigerian High Commission

We are outraged and appalled by the reports of abuses of Sheikh Zakzaky and his Wife. We want them to be freed of illegal detention. He’s been brutally mistreated by Nigerian regimes since the 1980s. In December 2015, soldiers stormed his home, seriously injured him, arrested and imprisoned him and his wife, killed 3 of his sons and hundreds of his followers.
Sheikh El Zakzaky and his wife remain imprisoned under deplorable conditions — despite ordered release by Nigeria’s High Court on December 2016.
His severe mistreatment violates international law and Nigeria’s Constitution, upholding the right to freedom for the country’s people. Throughout most of his illegal detention, Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife have been denied proper medical treatment, despite their failing health. Earlier this year, he suffered a debilitating stroke. Releasing him for vital medical care is essential to save him, his condition steadily deteriorating. Foreign doctors diagnosed him with severe lead and cadmium poisoning, left ventricular hypertrophy, malignant hypertension, spondylitis, anophthalmia in one eye, open-angle glaucoma in the other, PTSD from protracted trauma, and other chronic effects of stroke. For each of these conditions, Zakzaky requires hospitalization and expert medical care. His wife Zeenah suffers from severe osteoarthritis. She’s wheelchair-bound for transport, no longer ambulatory. She also suffers from hypertension, hyperthyroidism, gastrointestinal ailments, and other health issues.
We want Sheikh El Zakzaky and his wife Malama Zeenah Ebrahim to be freed of illegal detention immediately.

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