Sudan: Possible prisoners of conscience / fear of torture: Mohamed Abdel Karim, Sudanese Islamic cleric, 'Abd al-Fattah Sami Ahmad, Egyptian national, 'Abd al-Aziz, Tunisian national, Adam (other names unknown), Algerian national, Issam (other names unkno

Sudan: Possible prisoners of conscience / fear of torture: Mohamed Abdel Karim, Sudanese Islamic cleric, 'Abd al-Fattah Sami Ahmad, Egyptian national, 'Abd al-Aziz, Tunisian national, Adam (other names unknown), Algerian national, Issam (other names unkno

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Index Number: AFR 54/034/1995
Date Published: 18 September 1995
Categories: Africa, Sudan

Security personnel are reported to have arrested Mohamed Abdul Karim, a political opponent of the Sudan government and four foreign nationals, on 1 September 1995 in a night raid on Mohamed Abdul Karim's house in Khartoum. AI believes that the two men, who are reported to be in incommunicado detention without charge or trial, may have been arrested for their non-violent poitical opposition to the government and are at risk of torture. Their place of detention remains unknown. Mohamed Abdel Karim, an outspoken proponent of Islamic ideological views who was deported from Saudi Arabia to Sudan in 1993, is a critic of the government of President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir. He teaches at Qur'an al-Karim university in Khartoum. The other four men are believed to be his followers.


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