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Sudan: Further information on Fear of Torture

, Index number: AFR 54/006/2001

The eight opposition political activists, Ali al Said, Democratic Unionist Party; Al Tijani Mustafa, Ba'ath Arab Socialist Party; Mohamed Mahjoub, Sudan Communist Party; Joseph Okailo, National Democratic Alliance (NDA); Mohamed Wida Ala, NDA Spokesman; Mohamed Suleiman Mohamed, Trade Union Alliance; Stans Jimmy Wongo, Union of Sudan African Parties; Ibrahim Haj Musa, Democratic Unionist Party, have now been held without charge for over a month, raising grave concern for their safety. They are held without access to their lawyers and no regular access to their families or medical treatment. Lawyers Ghazi Suleiman and Ali Mahmoud Hasanain were released by the Security Services on 17 February. However, Osman Yusif Ibrahim, lawyer Siddig Yusif Ibrahim, his brother and Abdel Hameed Ali have been arrested.

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