Senior Iranian Cleric Ayatollah Reza Ramezani has called on the Nigerian government to swiftly end Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky's illegal detention, expressing concerns about the health condition of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria
Secretary General of Ahlul-Bayt World Assembly, Ayatollah Reza Ramezani, also urged the international institutions to pressure Abuja to release the top cleric.

Ayatollah Reza Ramezani said the Nigerian government should provide social and religious freedom for Zakzaky.

Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife have been in detention since a 2015 army crackdown in the town of Zaria. Zakzaky was severely injured, while hundreds of his followers were killed and wounded. He has been kept in prison despite a high court rule to free him.