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Sudan: ‘Uninvestigated, unpunished’: Human rights violations against Darfuri students

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:
15 May 2017
Ref:
AFR 54/4848/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Sudan
  • Detention

Sudan: Doctor risks ill-treatment in detention: Dr. Mohamed Yasin Abdalla

Dr. Mohamed Yasin Abdalla, the chairperson of the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD), was arrested on 22 April in Khartoum by National Intelligence Service (NISS) agents. He is currently being held without charge at the office of the NISS Prosecutor of Crimes against the State in Khartoum. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.

Date:
27 April 2017
Ref:
AFR 54/6124/2017
  • News
  • Sudan
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

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
  • Campaigns
  • Sudan
  • 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
  • Campaigns
  • Sudan
  • Prisoners of Conscience

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
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Sudan: Amnesty International Public Statement at the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Amnesty International welcomes Sudan’s acceptance of recommendations to ratify the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and strengthen efforts to prevent torture and inhuman treatment. The organization notes, however, that Sudan rejected recommendations to remove impunity provisions from the National Security Act 2010 and ensure independent investigation and prosecution of human rights violations committed by the National Intelligence and Security Service, the armed forces and the police.

Date:
22 September 2016
Ref:
AFR 54/4875/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Sudan
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Sudan: Further information: Brothers convicted, one freed, one still held: Emad and Erwa Al Sadig Ismael Hamdoun

Two activists, Emad Al Sadig Ismael Hamdoun and his brother Erwa Al Sadig Ismael Hamdoun have been sentenced to six months and one year imprisonment respectively by a court in Khartoum, Sudan. Both were sentenced to time already served. Emad Al Sadig Ismael Hamdoun has been released while his brother will spend three more months in prison. The two have been in detention since their arrests on 14 December 2015 and 6 January respectively.

Date:
14 September 2016
Ref:
AFR 54/4791/2016
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Sudan: Letter from 36 NGOs and individuals regarding the human rights situation in advance of the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council

Our organisations write to you in advance of the opening of the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to share our serious concerns regarding the human rights and humanitarian situation in Sudan. We draw your attention to the Sudanese government’s continuing abuses against civilians in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur, including unlawful attacks on villages and indiscriminate bombing of civilians.

Date:
8 September 2016
Ref:
AFR 54/4795/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Sudan
  • Armed Conflict

How art is flourishing in war-torn Nuba Mountains, Sudan

Award-winning Sudanese filmmaker, Hajooj Kuka, explains how art and freedom of expression is flourishing in the war-torn South Kordofan area of Sudan. Our art is a rose growing within the rocks of a conflict that has ravaged Nuba for years. The Kauda Drama Collective started off during the April 2015 Sudanese elections that were boycotted by most of the opposition parties. The elections were considered a joke because of a lack of political and media freedom, so a group of local creatives had the idea to create a puppet show to satirise them.

Date:
19 August 2016