Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has refused to be treated by unknown doctors.
Information gathered suggest the doctors are different from those earlier put in place to treat him before his departure from Nigeria on Monday.
A member of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) who spoke to PRNigeria via an audio tape said the attitude of Indian government has portrayed El-Zakzaky as a common criminal when no court in Nigeria has convicted him.
The source added that the Indian government has given El-zakzaky an ultimatum to leave India if he refuses to receive treatment from unknown doctors put in place to treat him.
“I just received a very worrying news from the Indian government that ultimatum has been given to the Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) to leave India if he does not agree to the Doctors specified to treat him. From the way that he is being treated is extremely bad”, the IHRC representative said.
“Under the current situation, it seems he has no choice other than to go back to Nigeria. He has been given some hours to respond to their ultimatum. This is to me is totally, utterly unacceptable by any standard, either international standards or Indian standards or that of humanity.”
He further noted that “This is a man that has not been found guilty of anything to the extent that in his own country, the highest court has granted him permission that he should be treated. The Indian government by their behavior depicts Sheikh Elzakzaky as a common criminal. This is really outrageous and those who stand for justice should please respond.”
AN24 earlier reported that El-zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat arrived India on Tuesday after Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna state High Court had on 5th August, granted them leave to travel out for medical treatment.