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Further information on UA 156/90 (AFR 54/18/90, 23 April and follow-up AFR 54/36/90, 31 August) - Sudan: fear of torture / legal concern: Alfred Taban

, Index number: AFR 54/040/1990

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AFR 54/40/90
Distr: UA/SC
16 November 1990
Further information on UA 156/90 (AFR 54/18/90, 23 April 1990, and follow-up
AFR 54/36/90, 31 August) - Fear of Torture/Legal Concern
SUDAN:Alfred TABAN
Amnesty International has learned that Alfred Taban was released on 20 October
1990. He had been held without charge or trial since March 1990, and Amnesty
International considered him to be a prisoner of conscience. Ten other prisoners
of conscience were released at the same time with him but the identity of most
of them is not known.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Express and airmail letters:
- welcoming the release of Alfred Taban on 20 October 1990 but expressing concern
that he was held for seven months without charge or trial;
- requesting the names of others reported to have been released on 20 October
1990;
- urging the immediate and unconditional release of all those held solely because
of the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and
association.
APPEALS TO:
His Excellency Lieutenant General Omar Hassan al-Bashir
Head of State and Chairman of the National
Salvation Revolution Command Council
People's Palace
PO Box 281
Khartoum, Sudan
Brigadier-General Mohamed Saleh al-Zubeir
Vice-President of the National Salvation Revolution Command Council
People's Palace
PO Box 281
Khartoum, Sudan
Major Ibrahim Shams al-Din
National Salvatrion Revolution Command Council
People's Palace
PO Box 281
Khartoum, Sudan
Mr Ali Ahmed Sahloul
Minister of Foreign affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Khartoum, Sudan
Lieutenant-Colonel Bakri Hassan Salih
National Salvatrion Revolution Command Council
People's Palace
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PO Box 281
Khartoum, Sudan
COPIES TO: Diplomatic representatives of Sudan in your country.
After this last round of appeals, no further action is required. Thank you
to all who sent appeals.

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