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Senior Nigerian Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky has been given bail by a court to receive medical care in India.
Zakzaky, whose violent detention by government forces in 2015 sparked outrage, will now have the chance to move outside the African country and receive much-needed medical attention for injuries and conditions he has sustained in jail.
“The judge has ordered that Zakzaky be flown to India for proper medical attention,” his lawyer, Femi Falana, told AFP on Monday.
Zakzaky, the founder of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), was arrested during a raid on his residence in the city of Zaria, during which he was beaten and lost vision in his left eye.
Three of his sons and around 350 of his followers were killed by regime forces while his wife sustained serious wounds and was taken into custody as well.
Since then, the government has been violently cracking down on the IMN and its members, killing many of its members during protests to free the ailing sheikh.