Sudan: Activists deported from Saudi Arabia detained

UA: 157/17 Index: AFR 54/6768/2017 Sudan

Date: 26 July 2017



Activists Elgassim Mohamed Seed Ahmed, Elwaleed Imam Hassan Taha and Alaa Aldin al-Difana were deported from Saudi Arabia to Sudan on 11 July. The Sudanese National
Intelligence Service (NISS) arrested them upon arrival in Sudan. The three are currently
being held at the NISS headquarters in Khartoum North. Amnesty considers them to be
prisoners of conscience held solely for exercising their right to freedom of expression. Continue reading

Sudan: Hundreds of Darfuri student protesters stopped at the capital’s gates



19 July 2017


The Sudanese authorities must end the continued discrimination of Darfuri students at universities, said Amnesty International today as more than 1,000 Darfuri students of Bakht al-Rida University in White Nile State,descended on the capital Khartoum to demand the release of 10 of their colleagues accused of killing two police officers.

The students are now blockaded on the southern edge of the capital Khartoum after they were stopped by National Intelligence Security Service (NISS) agents from delivering a statement listing their demands to the government. They also want 14 other colleagues who were expelled from the university readmitted. Continue reading

Sudan: End the miscarriage of justice against Dr Mudawi and his colleague



14 June 2017

The Sudanese authorities must immediately release prominent human rights defender Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam and his colleague Hafiz Idris Eldoma, and halt its misguided assault on dissenting voices in the country, said Amnesty International as their trial begins in the capital Khartoum today.

Dr Mudawi and Hafiz are facing six trumped-up charges, including ‘undermining the constitutional system and waging war against the state’, both of which carry either the death penalty or life imprisonment. Continue reading





25 May 2017



Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam Human Rights Defender




Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam is now facing six charges two of which may result in the death penalty or life imprisonment if he is convicted. Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam was arrested on 7 December 2016 and is being detained for his human rights work in Sudan. Continue reading

Obstruction of Aid in Sudan Denies Women Lifesaving Health Care





قالت “هيومن رايتس ووتش” في تقرير أصدرته اليوم إن معظم النساء والفتيات في منطقة جبال النوبة السودانية الواقعة تحت سيطرة المتمردين محرومات من خدمات الصحة الإنجابية، بما في ذلك الرعاية التوليدية الطارئة. هذه المحنة هي واحدة من الآثار غير المعروفة والعميقة لسنوات من منع المساعدات عن المنطقة من طرف الحكومة السودانية والمعارضة المسلحة.

وقالت سكاي ويلر، باحثة الطوارئ المختصة بحقوق المرأة في هيومن رايتس ووتش: “تواجه النساء والفتيات في جبال النوبة المعاناة والموت بعد سنوات من غياب المساعدات الإنسانية المنقذة للحياة. على الحكومة السودانية والمعارضة المسلحة إعطاء الأولوية لحياة الناس، وتمهيد الطريق فورا أمام منظمات الإغاثة المحايدة والمستقلة لبلوغ المنطقة”.

22 مايو 2017

منظمة هيومن رايتس ووتتش Continue reading

Sudan: Obstruction of Aid Endangers Women’s Lives

Mukuma Hamad, a volunteer health worker, holds a container of folic acid, the only assistance she can give pregnant women who visit the lone health clinic in Hadara village, in rebel-controlled Southern Kordofan. © 2016 Skye Wheeler/ Human Rights Watch




All Parties Should Open Way to Lifesaving Health Services

22 May 2017

Nairobi – Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching effects of years of obstruction of aid to the area by the Sudanese government and armed opposition. Continue reading

Human Rights Benchmarks for Sudan

Women and children displaced by attacks of the Sudanese government Rapid Support Forces outside caves in rebel-controlled territory in Jebel Marra, Darfur, March 2, 2014. © 2015 Adriane Ohanesian




Eight Ways to Measure Progress

3 May 2017


On January 13, 2017, US President Barack Obama issued a presidential executive order that suspended the United States’ comprehensive economic sanctions on Sudan in response to “sustained progress” on several fronts. Continue reading

Sudan: Torture of Channel 4 journalists highlights need to investigate Darfur chemical attacks

5 April 2017

The torture of two journalists abducted en route to Jebel Marra, in Sudan’s Darfur region, is not only a grave affront to press freedom, but also proof the Sudanese authorities have something to hide in the region, said Amnesty International today ahead of the airing of a film detailing their harrowing six-week ordeal. Continue reading

Jordan: Arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and surrender him to the ICC

29 March 2017

Jordan must immediately arrest Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir and hand him over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, said Amnesty International today as the Sudanese leader arrived in Amman for the Arab League Summit.

“As a signatory to the Rome Statute that set up the ICC, Jordan is obligated to arrest Omar Al-Bashir and hand him over to the court,” said Lynn Maalouf, Deputy Director for Research at Amnesty International’s regional office in Beirut. Continue reading

Jordan: Bar Entry or Arrest Sudan’s Bashir

26 March 2017

ICC Members Should Not Allow Fugitives on Their Territories

Amman – Jordan should deny entry to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or arrest him if he enters the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Bashir has been invited to visit Jordan on March 29, 2017, to attend the 28th summit of the Arab League, news reports say. Continue reading

Sudan: Criminalization of human rights work threatens protection of freedoms

Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam - Human Rights Defender

Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam – Human Rights Defender




By Ahmed Elzobier is Sudan Researcher at Amnesty International

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.

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التقرير السنوي الثلاثون للمنظمة العربية لحقوق الإنسان… حالة حقوق الإنسان في السودان

جمهورية السودان

على مشارف نهايات طرق، استمر تدهور حالة حقوق الإنسان في البلاد يؤشر بجلاء على حجم التراجع
الذي شهدته نتيجة عجز السلطات عن معالجة الأزمات الداخلية وتسوية النزاعات المسلحة والاستجابة لمقتضيات
التحول الديمقراطي والتنمية، واتخذت البلاد خلال السنوات العشر الأخيرة مساراً معاكسًا لكل ما رافق التوقعات باتفاق
التسوية السلمية للصراع في جنوب البلاد الذي انتهى بانفصاله في العام 2011.

وتفاقمت الأزمات السياسية في البلاد على صلة بتراكم القمع المنهجي، والانفراد بالسلطة وإقصاء الأطراف
السياسية الرئيسة ومتابعة سياسات التهميش الاقتصادي والاجتماعي، وغلبة الفساد على الأداء الاقتصادي الكلي،
وزيادة معدلات الفقر المدقع لمستويات غير مسبوقة. Continue reading

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

17 March 2017

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. Continue reading

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

7 March 2017

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. Continue reading

الكشف عن أدلة موثوقة على استخدام الأسلحة الكيميائية

السودان: الكشف عن أدلة موثوقة على استخدام الأسلحة الكيميائية لقتل وتشويه مئات المدنيين بينهم أطفال في دارفور

29 أيلول / سبتمبر 2016

عن طريق تحقيق أجرته منظمة العفو الدولية تجمعت لديها أدلة مروعة على الاستخدام المتكرر لما يعتقد أنها أسلحة كيمائية ضد المدنيين، بما في ذلك الأطفال الصغار جداً، من قبل القوات الحكومية السودانية في واحدة من أكثر المناطق النائية في دارفور خلال الثمانية أشهر الماضية.

فباستخدام صور الأقمار الصناعية، وإجراء أكثر من 200 مقابلة متعمقة مع الناجين ومن تحليل الخبراء لعشرات الصور المروعة التي تبين الأطفال الرضع والصغار المصابين بإصابات مروعة، أظهر التحقيق أن مالايقل عن 30 هجمة كيماوئية يحتمل وقوعها في منطقة جبل مرة في دارفور منذ يناير/ كانون الثاني 2016. وكان أحدثها عهداً في 9 سبتمبر/ أيلول 2016. Continue reading

Obama’s Premature ‘Easing’ of Sanctions on Sudan

January 13, 2017

Khartoum’s Counterterrorism Role Shouldn’t Override Ongoing Atrocities

Leslie Lefkow
Deputy Director, Africa Division

Sudan’s government has committed mass killings, forced millions from their homes, and used rape as a weapon of war. It has bombed children and schools, starved civilians as a counterinsurgency strategy, gunned down scores of protesters in Khartoum, its capital, and tortured peaceful activists. It’s done this repeatedly over more than 20 years, with no credible efforts to stop or hold perpetrators accountable. Continue reading

Sudan: Eight students arrested, whereabouts unknown

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AFR 54/3986/2016


National Intelligence Security Service (NISS) agents raided the office of a prominent human rights lawyer, Nabil Adib, in Khartoum on 5 May and arrested 10 people, including eight students recently expelled and suspended from the University of Khartoum. Two people were released, while the whereabouts of the eight students’ remains unknown. Continue reading

Report on Sudan’s Submission to UN Human Rights Review

UN Watch

May 3, 2016

This report by UN Watch analyzes Sudan’s submission to the UN about its human rights record ahead of its appearance on May 4, 2016, before the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, a quadrennial requirement for all UN member states.

Although the regime has been widely condemned for systematic human rights violations, and its leader Omar al-Bashir indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court, Sudan’s national report — one of three submissions forming the basis for the review — seeks to deny this reality. Continue reading

Sudan’s Human Rights fabrications, distortions and glaring omissions – الحكومة السودانية في تقريرها لأوضاع حقوق الإنسان في السودان والواقع يقول


Sudan Review – 25th Session of Universal Periodic Review
Sudan undergoes a mandatory UN review of its human rights record

fabrications, distortions and glaring omissions

Some footage showing that Sudan’s Regime is violating human rights

تقرير النظام الحاكم في السودان في محاولة لتضليل المجتمع الدولي حول وضع حقوق الإنسان في السودان وبعض من التقاير التي تدل على إن وضع حقوق الإنسان في السودان ما زال متأزم. Continue reading

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

3 May 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

Re: Open Letter concerning excessive use of force by Sudanese authorities Continue reading