Urgent Action: Free Sudan political detainees and stop harassing human rights defenders

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Published on: May 7, 2016

Urgent Action: Free Sudan political detainees and stop harassing human rights defenders, May 7, 2016 – PDF

An unprecedented incident occurred on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at about three o’clock in the afternoon in Khartoum capital city of Sudan. The Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) raided the office of Mr. Nabeel Adeeb, a leading Sudanese human rights lawyer and defender. Mr. Adeeb was meeting with a group of students who had been dismissed from the University of Khartoum. The raid was characterized by the use of excessive force, and at least 11 students were arrested. The students are seeking legal aid from Mr. Adeeb’s office to challenge the administration’s decision of University of Khartoum to dismiss them. The grounds for the dismissal decision where based the involvement of students in protests against the plan to sell the University of Khartoum historical campus and the brutal killing of Abubakar Hassan Mohamed Taha, a first year engineering student at the University of Kordofan.

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Open letter from 39 Sudanese NGOs and individuals concerning excessive use of force by Sudanese authorities

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Published on: May 3, 2016

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Open letter from 39 Sudanese NGOs and individuals concerning excessive use of force by Sudanese authorities

 

May 3, 2016

To: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

ACHPR Commissioner on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan, Mr. Lawrence Mute

Government of Sudan

UN Human Rights Council

UN Independent Expert on the situation of Human Rights in Sudan, Mr. Aristide Nononsi

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Maina Kiai

cc: African Union Peace and Security Council

UN Security Council

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