Sudan: Confessions extracted under torture must end
The Sudanese authorities arrested 44 Ma'aliya in July and August 2003. They were all tortured by army and security officers into confessing to the murder of seven members of the Rizeiqat ethnic group killed in July 2003. Some were tortured into denouncing their co-accused as responsible for the murder. A further 13 people, including a 10 year-old child, were released without charge after lawyers complained about the lack of evidence against them.