Document - Further information on UA 107/92 (AFR 54/12/92, 1 April; and follow-ups AFR 54/13/92, 3 April and AFR 54/15/92, 6 April) - Sudan: legal and health concern: Nadia Hassan Ali Karrar, Afifa Hassan Ali Karrar, Layla Hassan Ali Karrar, Haram Ahmad Ali Karrar,










EXTERNAL (for general distribution)AI Index: AFR 54/16/92

Distr: UA/SC


16 April 1992


Further information on UA 107/92 (AFR 54/12/92, 1 April 1992) and follow-ups AFR 54/13/92 of 3 April 1992 and AFR 54/15/92 of 6 April 1992 - Legal and Health Concern


SUDAN:


Nadia Hassan Ali Karrar (Female)

Afifa Hassan Ali Karrar (Female)

Layla Hassan Ali Karrar (Female)

Haram Ahmad Ali Karrar (Female)

Saria Abdelmoneim Karrar, eight-year-old child - released

Hana al-Sadiq Abdullah al-Fadl al-Mahdi (Female)

Majda Mustafa Awad Khojali (Female)

Manal Mustafa Awad Khojali (Female)

Muna Mustafa Awad Khojali (Female)

The mother of Majda, Manal and Muna - released

Mhassin Abulgassim (Female) - released

Mona Abulgassim (Female) - released

Awadia Abulgassim (Female) - released

Awatif Mirghani Taha (Female)

Samira Hassan Ali Karrar (Female) - released

Manal Mohammed Mahgoub (Female) - released

Hayat (Female) - released

Fathia (Female) - released

Zakia (Female) - released

Fatima (Female) - released

Assia (Female) - released

Mahassin (Female) - released

Salwa (Female) - released

Samira (Female) - released

and the mother of Lt. Col. Mohamed Abdulaziz - released


and new name:


Afaf Mirghani Taha (Female)




Ten of the women named above are reported to remain in detention in Omdurman Womens' Prison following their arrests on 31 March and 1 April 1992 in demonstrations commemorating the execution of 28 army officers on 24 April 1990. It is reported by unofficial sources that the government is preparing charges against them relating to the political nature of their demonstration.


Manal Awad Khojali, who is a nursing mother, is still reportedly denied access to her baby and Majda Awad Khojali, who suffers from a heart condition, and is reported to be seriously ill has still been denied adequate medical attention.


The remaining women named above are reported to have been released.





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FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/express and airmail letters


- expressing concern that ten of the women named above among them Manal Awad Khojali and Nadia Hassan Ali Karrar, all of whom Amnesty International believes to be prisoners of conscience, remain in prison;


- seeking information about the reasons for their continuing detention and the nature of any criminal charges that are being prepared against them;


- expressing serious concern about reports that Majda Awad Khojali, who suffers from a heart condition, is reported to have been taken seriously ill and denied adequate medical attention and that Manal Awad Khojali, a nursing mother, has still been denied access to her baby;


- welcoming the release of the 15 other women and child arrested in April 1992.


APPEALS TO:


1) His Excellency Lieutenant General Omar Hassan al-Bashir

Head of State and Chairman of the NSRCCYour Excellency

People's Palace

PO Box 281

Khartoum, SUDAN

Telegrams:Lt Gen Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Khartoum, Sudan

Telexes:22385 PEPLC SD or 22411 KAID SD


2) General El Zubeir Mohamed Saleh

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the InteriorDear General

and Deputy Chairman of the NSRCC

People's Palace

PO Box 281

Khartoum, SUDAN

Telegrams:General El Zubeir Mohamed Saleh, Khartoum, Sudan

Telexes:22842 WZARA SD or 22604 IPOL SD


3) The Acting Minister of Justice and Attorney-General

Ministry of JusticeDear Minister

Khartoum, SUDAN

Telexes:22459 KHRJA SD or 22461 KHRJA SD

(via Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:


Mr Jalal Ali Lutfi

Chief Justice

Law Courts

Khartoum, Sudan

Mr Ali Sahloul

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Minister of Foreign Affairs

PO Box 873, Khartoum

Sudan

and to diplomatic representatives of Sudan in your country.


PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,

or your section office, if sending appeals after 28 May 1992.

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