September 15, 2017

Urgent Action: Detained Opposition Activist Denied Lawyer Visits (Sudan: UA 213.17)


Nabil Mohamed El-Niwari, a Sudanese political activist and member of the opposition party Sudan Congress, was arrested by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in Khartoum on 5 September. He is currently being held without charge at the NISS detention centre at Kober Prison in Khartoum North. He has been denied access to a lawyer and is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.

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Nabil Mohamed El-Niwari, a Sudanese political activist and member of the opposition party Sudan Congress, was arrested by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in Khartoum on 5 September. He is currently being held without charge at the NISS detention centre at Kober Prison in Khartoum North. He has been denied access to a lawyer and is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.

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

  • Urging the Sudanese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nabil Mohamed El-Niwari, as he is being held solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression;
  • Urging them to ensure that, pending his release, he is not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention;
  • Calling on them to ensure that, pending his release, Nabil Mohamed El-Niwari is granted regular access to his family and a lawyer of his choice.

Contact these two officials by 27 October, 2017:
President
HE 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 I Fax: 1 202 667 2406
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @MaowiaKhalid
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 213.17
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