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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Take Action! - Opposition Members Held As Protests Continue (Sudan: UA 271/16)
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.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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