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Sudan: Fear of Torture

, Index number: AFR 54/007/2000

Leading members of banned political parties and trade unions, Ali al Said, Tijani Mustafa, Mohamed Mahjoub, Joseph Okailo, Mohamed Wida Ala, Suleiman Mustafa, Stans Jimmy Wongo, Ibrahim Alha Musa were arrested on 6 December, during a meeting with an American diplomat. The owner of the house where the meeting was taking place was arrested with them. Two lawyers who protested at the arrests Ghazi Suleiman of the Sudan Human Rights Organisation and Ibrahim Mahmoud Hasanain,were arrested a few days later. All 10 are held incommunicado, without access to their lawyers, families or medical treatment and their whereabouts are not known.

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