Articles for Sudan

Six years after their abductions by the Sudanese National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS), politicians Musa Ali Ahmed Abdeen and Malek Abdallah Abdulgadir both remain disappeared to date.

Their relatives - who were themselves subjected to reprisals by the authorities for requesting information about the fate and whereabouts of their family members - are extremely concerned about their physical integrity and safety.

On 16 March 2017, Alkarama and the Arab Coalition for Sudan (ACS) sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced Disappearance (WGEID) concerning the case of Hafiz Idress Eldouma Abdelgadir, a human rights activist advocating for the rights of Internally Displaced Persons in Sudan.

On 17 March 2017, Alkarama and the Arab Coalition for Sudan (ACS) sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (SRFRDX) concerning the arbitrary detention of Mohamed Al Amin Omar Moussa, a member of the opposition who was arrested by members of the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Serv

(14 February 2017) Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, a prominent Sudanese human rights defender, has been unlawfully detained for over two months, held by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) at Khartoum’s Kober Prison without charge or access to legal representation, 39 human rights groups and activists said.

On 7 December 2016, Mudawi Ibrahim Adam Mudawi, a prominent Sudanese human rights defender, was abducted by members of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) at Khartoum University.

Alkarama is deeply concerned by the ongoing crackdown against peaceful opposition politicians and demonstrators in Khartoum, Sudan. This repression led to the arbitrary arrest and detention of dozens of political opponents by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in November 2016.

On 21 September 2016, the final outcome of Sudan's Universal Periodic Review (UPR), that took place on 4 May 2016, was adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC).

On 19 June 2016, after a month and a half of incommunicado detention, Sudanese students Mai Adil Ibrahim Mohamed and Wifag Mohamed Gourashi Al Tayib were released by the authorities.

On 29 May 2016, after more than one month in detention, Mohamed Faroug Suliman Mahmoud and Murtada Ibrahim Idriss Habani, two senior members of Sudanese opposition parties, were finally released by the authorities. They had been arrested by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on 23 April 2016 after having joined a peaceful demonstration that took place at the University of Kordofan.

On 5 May 2016, several students, amongst which 25-year-old Wifag Mohamed Gourashi Al Tayib, were abducted by officers of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), as they were meeting a lawyer after they were expelled from Khartoum University in reprisals for their participation to peaceful demonstrations.