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Nigerian court grants permission to declare local Shia group terrorists

Reuters , Saturday 27 Jul 2019
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A Nigerian court has granted the government permission to label a local Shia group a terrorist organisation, the solicitor general told Reuters on Saturday.

Members of the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have been marching in the capital Abuja calling for the release of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been in detention since 2015 despite a court order to release him.

The protests have often turned violent.

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