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Sudan: Criminalization of human rights work threatens protection of freedoms

Three Sudanese human rights defenders were released from jail on 6 March after paying a fine of 50,000 Sudanese Pounds (about 7,700 US dollars) each. Khalafalla Al-Afif Mukhtar, Midhat A. Hamdan and Mustafa Adam had been sentenced to one year in jail and a fine, but were released after nine months on time served after paying the exorbitant fines. The crimes they were found guilty of? Two of them were convicted of dissemination of false information and one for espionage.

Date:
21 March 2017
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  • War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Sudan: Elevation to OPCW’s governing body a slap in the face for victims of chemical attacks

Sudan’s appointment to the vice-chairmanship of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) despite credible evidence that it used chemical agents against the population in the Jebel Mara region of Darfur is a slap in the face for victims, said Amnesty International today. “It is a total disgrace that a government accused of using chemical weapons is now at the centre of the organization set up to prevent such attacks,” said Michelle Kagari, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes.

Date:
17 March 2017
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Sudan: Further Information: Three human rights defenders freed

Three human rights defenders Khalafalla A. Mukhtar, Midhat A. Hamdan and Mustafa Adam have been released after being sentenced to time served by a court in Khartoum, Sudan. The three, who were released on 6 March, had been in detention since their arrests on 22 May 2016. Earlier in January, the court dropped all charges against Arwa Elrabie, Al Hassan Kheiry and Raye Imany Leyla.

Date:
9 March 2017
Ref:
AFR 54/5828/2017
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  • War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Sudan: Opportunity to investigate Darfur chemical attacks must not be squandered

Member states of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) must demand a proper investigation into alleged chemical attacks by Sudanese government forces in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur, said Amnesty International today, as the OPCW’s Executive Council begins its four-day meeting in The Hague. In a shocking report published in September 2016, Amnesty International revealed credible evidence of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons, against civilians, including very young children, from January to August 2016.

Date:
7 March 2017
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  • Detention

Sudan: Health concern for professor on hunger strike: Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam

Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, 58, a prominent Sudanese human rights defender has been on hunger strike since 21 January 2017 to protest against his arbitrary detention. Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam was arrested by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on 7 December 2016 and has been detained without charge since then at Kober prison in Khartoum, Sudan.

Date:
27 January 2017
Ref:
AFR 54/5562/2017
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Sudan must end politically-motivated attacks on Darfuri students

The Sudanese government must end politically-motivated and sometimes deadly attacks on Darfuri students at universities across the country, said Amnesty International today as it released a report covering a wave of attacks spanning three years. “Dozens of students have been killed, injured and expelled from universities since 2014 for organizing around and speaking out against human rights violations in Darfur,” said Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes.

Date:
18 January 2017
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Sudan: ‘Uninvestigated, unpunished’: human rights violations against Darfuri students in Sudan

This report documents human rights violations experienced by students from Darfur in Sudan since 2014. These violations include: suppression of freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly; arbitrary arrests; torture and other ill-treatment in detention; and unlawful killings. Since the conflict started in Darfur in 2003, the police and the security services have arbitrarily arrested and detained at least 10,000 students from Darfur.

Date:
18 January 2017
Ref:
AFR 54/4848/2017
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  • Unlawful Detention

Sudan: Arrest of leading human rights activist underscores crackdown on dissent

The arrest of award-winning Sudanese human rights activist Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam is further proof of the government’s intolerance of independent voices, said Amnesty International after his employer confirmed today that state agents arrested him in Khartoum on 7 December. He was arrested by National Intelligence Security Service agents at the University of Khartoum, where he works as an engineering professor, and taken to an undisclosed location, where he is at grave risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Date:
8 December 2016
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  • Censorship and Free Speech

Sudan: Opposition members held as protests continue

At least 23 members of Sudan’s political opposition parties have been arrested by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) between 4 and 27 November. Their whereabouts are unknown. They are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. There have been sporadic protests against the recent rise in fuel, electricity, transport, food, and medicine costs.

Date:
28 November 2016
Ref:
AFR 54/5214/2016
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Sudan: Four prisoners of conscience on trial

Hassan A. Kodi, Kuwa Shamal A. Zumam, Petr Jezek and Abdulmonem Abdumawla are on trial in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, for various charges related to the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedom of expression, association and religion. They were arrested in December 2015 by Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and charged in May and August 2016.

Date:
18 November 2016
Ref:
AFR 54/5146/2016
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Digital volunteers to expose Darfur human rights violations in ‘revolutionary’ crowdsourcing project

First day sees 4500 digital volunteers spending a combined 525 hours analysing already over 33,000 square kilometres of satellite imagery Amnesty International is building a network of digital volunteers to help uncover human rights violations and abuses in the conflict-ravaged Sudanese region of Darfur as part of a revolutionary crowdsourcing project launched today. The Decode Darfur interactive platform will enable Amnesty International supporters to analyse thousands of square kilometres of satellite imagery in remote parts of Darfur where bombings and chemical weapons attacks are suspected to have taken place – just by using their phone, tablet or laptop.

Date:
13 October 2016