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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.

On 10 March 2022, Alkarama sent a communication to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) regarding brigadier general Gamaleldeen Al Shaheed, who was arrested at his home on 29 June 2020 by the military intelligence services under the command of Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan.

Alkarama supports the call of the UN expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Adama Diang, to end the excessive use of force against peaceful protesters, lift the state of emergency in the country, release all remaining protesters and activists as well as investigate promptly and impartially all allegations of human rights violations.

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
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
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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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Human Rights Council
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