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Nigeria: Deadly Crackdown on Shia Protest

Expand Members of the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria in protest march for the release of their leader in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on July 22, 2019. © Private 2019 Nigerian police fired apparently unlawfully on a peaceful protest by the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in the capital, Abuja, on July 22, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Eleven protesters, a journalist, and a police officer were killed, while dozens of others were wounded or arrested, according to witnesses and authorities. The Shia movement was protesting the detention since 2015 of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim…

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