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Sudanese student activist detained: Taj Alsir Jaafar

, Index number: AFR 54/003/2012

On 30 December 2011, student activist Taj Alsir Jaafar was arrested by security forces in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. He is being held incommunicado at an unknown location, and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. He may be a prisoner of conscience, detained for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and association. His mother has been threatened because of her attempts to see her son.

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