August 24, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Two Activists Freed And One Still Detained (Sudan: UA 157.17)


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Sudanese activists Elwaleed Imam Hassan Taha and Alaa Aldin al-Difana (pictured) were released on 22 August without charge after being in NISS detention since their arrest on 11 July. However, Elgassim Mohamed Seed Ahmed, is still in detention. The three were deported from Saudi Arabia to Sudan on 11 July. They were arrested by the NISS upon arrival.

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

  • Calling on the Sudanese authorities to release Elgassim Mohamed Seed Ahmed, immediately and unconditionally as he is being held solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression;
  • Urging them to ensure that Elgassim Mohamed Seed Ahmed, is granted regular access to his family and a lawyer of his choice without delay;
  • Urging them to ensure that pending his release, Elgassim Mohamed Seed Ahmed is protected from torture and other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 5 October, 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
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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