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Iranian Academics Ask for More Efforts to Free Sheikh Zakzaky

“The history of Islam has always been witness to the struggle between the freemen and the tyrants and of course the consciousness of the thinkers of the society is a barrier to the oppressors’ ambitions,” the letter by 50 Iranian academics in Isfahan province’s universities said on Monday. “Today, on the eve of Eid al-Ghdir we observe the manifestation of…

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Sudan’s ex-president got $90mn from Saudi Crown Prince: Official

Sudanese Police Brigadier Ahmed Ali, a detective working on the Bashir corruption case, told a Khartoum court on Monday that the deposed longtime president had said the money was “delivered by some of bin Salman’s envoys.” “The accused told us that the money was part of a sum of $25 million sent to him by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to…

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Nigerian Islamic Movement Exposes Abuja’s Plot for Murdering Zakzaky in India

Sheikh Zakzaky was, from the very beginning of his travel to India, bothered and pressed by the hostile decision of the Nigerian government, according to a Friday statement signed by Ibrahim Musa, the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). The movement added in its statement that even upon returning from New Delhi, the top…

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Senior MP: Fake Slogans of Human Rights Advocates Exposed after Silence on Zakzaky’s Case

“I believe that the abject silence of the so-called advocates of human rights exposes their fake nature,” Khadijeh Nobari told FNA on Saturday. She called on the Nigerian parliament to release Sheikh Zakzaky or account for its silence before the Muslim world’s public opinion. Nobari also said that nearly 1,000 Iranian physicians have declared preparedness to treat Sheikh Zakzaky. Sheikh…

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Tens of thousands celebrate power-sharing deal in Sudan

The deal, signed on Saturday, paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir. People of all ages took to the streets of the capital in celebration, with many heading toward the newly renamed Freedom Square, once the site of many of Bashir’s rallies. Stability in Sudan, which has been grappling with…

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Nigerian Movement Exposes Abuja’s Plot for Murdering Zakzaky in India

Sheikh Zakzaky was, from the very beginning of his travel to India, bothered and pressed by the hostile decision of the Nigerian government, according to a Friday statement signed by Ibrahim Musa, the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). The movement added in its statement that even upon returning from New Delhi, the top…

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Nigerian government transfers Sheikh Zakzaky to unknown location: IMN

“We urge the security agency holding him hostage to declare to the public where they are keeping him in the country,” IMN spokesman Ibrahim Musa said in a statement.  Zakzaky returned to Nigeria along with his wife Mallimah Zinat — who was also seeking treatment for injuries — after announcing an early departure from India earlier on Thursday, citing obstruction of…

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Sudanese factions sign accord on transitional government

Stability in Sudan, which has been grappling with an economic crisis, is seen as crucial for a volatile region struggling with conflict and insurgencies from the Horn of Africa to Egypt and Libya. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) has ruled Sudan since April, when the military ousted Bashir following months of protests against his rule during which dozens of demonstrators…

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Director stresses claim about plot to spread AIDS in Africa

Director Mads Brugger had initially intended to look into the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed the United Nations (UN)’s then-chief, Dag Hammarskjold, in Zambia for his latest film but ended up uncovering another story. While working on his film “Cold Case: Hammarskjold,” Brugger ran into Alexander Jones, a former member of a clandestine paramilitary organization with alleged ties to…

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Nigerian Muslim leader Zakzaky leaves India: Daughter

Speaking to the AFP on Friday, Zakzaky’s daughter Suhailah Zakzaky confirmed that Zakzaky had left New Delhi for Nigeria. “They did fly with Ethiopian Airlines,” she said. Zakzaky returned along with his wife Mallimah Zinat — who was also seeking treatment for injuries — after announcing his planned departure earlier on Thursday. The London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission, a non-profit organization, said the…

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