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Geneva (April 11, 2018) – On April 10, 2018, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir issued a decree “setting free all political detainees in the country,” state media organisation Sudan News Agency reported.

UPDATE: Abdul Latif Abdul Latif Ali was released on April 10, 2018 following the issuance of a presidential decree “setting free all political detainees in the country.” Read more

Update: Yousif El Koda was released on March 27, 2018. Omar Ushari Ahmed Mahmoud and Amjed El Tayeb are still secretly detained.

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Our concerns
  • Systematic use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, particularly during periods of secret detention;
  • Judicial harassment of journalists, political opponents, and human rights activists and restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly;
  • Violations of fair trial guarantees, particularly against political opponents and peaceful activists and in terrorism and security related cases.


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