July 26, 2017

Urgent Action: Activists Deported From Saudi Arabia Detained (Sudan: UA 157.17)


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Activists Elgassim Mohamed Seed Ahmed, Elwaleed Imam Hassan Taha and Alaa Aldin al-Difana (pictured) 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.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the Sudanese authorities to release Elgassim Mohamed Seed Ahmed, Elwaleed Imam Hassan Taha and Alaa Aldin Daffalla al-Difana immediately and unconditionally;
  • Urging them to ensure that Elgassim Mohamed Seed Ahmed, Elwaleed Imam Hassan Taha and Alaa Aldin Daffalla al-Difana are granted regular access to their families and a lawyer of their choice without delay;
  • Urging them to ensure that pending their release, the three are protected from torture and other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 6 September, 2017:

President
Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir
Office of the President
People’s Palace
PO Box 281
Khartoum, Sudan
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Maowia Osman Khalid
Embassy of the Republic of Sudan
2210 Massachusetts Ave., Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 338 8565
Fax: 202 667 2406
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 157.17
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