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In early June 2023, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearance regarding Dr. Mohamed Ali Abdullah Al Jazouli, who was abducted by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Sudan. 

The expert on the human rights situation in Sudan, Radhouane Nouicer, called to urgently address the accountability of the security forces to the population within a framework of democratic civilian oversight, the rule of law and respect for human rights.

Alkarama confirmed that the Sudanese authorities had released four political detainees, following court decisions to acquit them of all charges against them. Alkarama had submitted their cases to the United Nations human rights mechanisms.

Our concerns
  • Use of force and violence against peaceful demonstrators, including the use of live ammunition and sexual violence;
  • Lack of investigation and mechanisms to ensure the criminal accountability of perpetrators of serious violations of the right to life, resulting in a persistent climate of impunity;
  • Judicial harassment of journalists, political opponents and human rights activists as well as restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly;
  • Systematic use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, in particular during periods of secret detention;
  • Violation of the right to a fair trial, in particular against political opponents and peaceful activists, as well as in terrorism and security-related cases.


Human Rights Instruments
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
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