At least 140 opposition party members, human rights defenders, students and women rights activists were arrested and detained by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) between 6 January and 10 February. This is in connection with sporadic protests around Sudan over the rise in the cost of food and medicines. Their whereabouts are unknown.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Urging the Sudanese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all those arrested detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and abandon any criminal proceedings against them;
- Urging them to reveal the whereabouts of all those arrested and ensure they have access to lawyers of their choosing, family visits and any medical treatment they may require;
- Calling on them ensure that they are not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.
Contact these two officials by 29 March, 2018:
HE Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir
Office of the President
PO Box 281
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]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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