About 79 opposition party members and human rights defenders arbitrarily arrested and detained in January and February have been released. At least 61 others remain in the custody of the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) despite an official announcement that they would be released. They were arrested in connection with protests around Sudan against rises in the cost of food and medicine.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Urging the Sudanese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the remaining 61 opposition members and human rights defenders and any others detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and abandon any criminal proceedings against them;
- Urging them to ensure that, pending their release, they have regular access to lawyers of their choosing, family visits and any medical treatment they may require;
- Calling on them to ensure that pending their release they are protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.
Contact these two officials by 13 April, 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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