All charges against human rights activist Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, director of the Sudan Social Development Organization (SUDO), were dropped on August 7, 2004, and he was released. Dr. Mudawi was arrested in December 2003 after he visited Darfur in the course of his work for SUDO and charged with crimes against the state that carried the death penalty.
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Sudan: Opposition Leader Detained Without Charge (UA 211/14)
Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, deputy leader of Sudan’s National Umma Party (NUP), was arrested on 11 August at Khartoum Airport. She is currently detained without charge in an unknown location.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.