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Sudan: Briefing leaflet - The Penal Code: human rights violations enshrined in law

, Index number: AFR 54/054/1994

The Penal Code introduced by Sudan's government in 1991 contains provisions which violate fundamental human rights. AI is calling on the Sudanese Government to take immediate steps to revise the Penal Code to remove the offence of apostasy and the punishments of flogging, amputation, mutilation and death. AI does not take any position on Islam or any other religion or on whether laws should or should not derive from an interpretation of a religion: the organization's concern is whether the Penal Code violates internationally recognized rights and freedoms.

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