Al-Zakzaki’s trial postponed till Jan. 25

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (MNA) – A Kaduna State High Court sitting in the state capital has adjourned the trial of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Ibrahim Al-Zakzaki, and his wife, Zeenat, till January 2021.

The presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, adjourned the trial during Thursday’s sitting.

On November 17, as the unjust trial of Nigerian Muslim leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky was supposed to set to begin, a number of supporters of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaki, including women, held placards and pictures of him in the Nigerian capital Abuja, demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife.

Sheikh Zakzaky was arrested in December 2015 after an attack by army and police forces on his residence in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. In this attack, a great number of people were martyred and wounded. Nigerian security and military forces also arrested Sheikh Zakzaky's wife, Malam Zeenat Ibrahim.

Many international human rights organizations condemn the killing. In early May 2016, Amnesty International accused the Nigerian military of killing Shiites, burying them in mass graves and destroying documents related to the crime.

Soheila Zakzaky, daughter of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, recently reported that her parents were in critical condition due to medical negligence, saying that her parents were both injured when they were arrested and now their health condition has been worsened.

Recently, a number of supporters of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky demonstrated in Nigeria, demanding his immediate and unconditional release.

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