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Overview

Positive legal reforms were instituted, including abolition of some forms of corporal punishment, and criminalization of female genital mutilation (FGM). Security forces used excessive, and sometimes lethal, force against protesters. Opposition activists and officials of the deposed former government of Omar al-Bashir were subjected to prolonged arbitrary detention. COVID-19 lockdown measures left millions in need of relief assistance. The authorities failed to adequately protect civilians in Darfur, South Kordofan and eastern Sudan from serious human rights abuses arising from armed attacks by militias.

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Retains the death penalty in law

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