August 17, 2015

Sudan: Inform Khalid Omer Yousif, Magdi Okasha Amed and Widad Abdelrahman Derwish of the Reason for their Arrest (UA 179/15)


 

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Khalid Omer Yousif, Magdi Okasha Amed and Widad Abdelrahman Derwish, opposition members of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), were arrested by the Sudanese National Intelligence Service (NISS) and released without charge. However, they are required to report to the NISS office every day.
 
1) Please write immediately in Arabic or your own language:
  • Urging the Sudanese authorities to immediately inform Khalid Omer Yousif, Magdi Okasha Amed and Widad Abdelrahman Derwish the reasons for their arrest and the restrictions on their freedom of movement;
  • Urging them to either charge the three with an internationally recognizable criminal offense or else lift the restrictions on their freedom of movement, including the requirement to show up at the NISS office every day;
  • Reminding them of their obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Sudan is a state party, to respect the rights to freedom of association and freedom of expression.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
 

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 179/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.
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