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On 04 January 2022, Alkarama submitted to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) the case of Djuma Aris Fadlallah HAMDI who has been arbitrarily detained since his arrest in Khartoum by security forces on 05th July 2020.

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, Switzerland

4 September 2018

Re: Addressing the serious human rights and humanitarian situation in Sudan


(Geneva, August 3, 2018) - On July 26, 2018, Alkarama, along with the Arab Media Crisis Network and the Arab Coalition for Sudan – ACS, requested the intervention of several UN experts in the case of Ahmed Abakar, a journalist who has been harassed, threatened and banned from working by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).

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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Individual Complaint procedure with the Human Rights committee (ICCPR Optional protocol 1) Ratified ?
Second Optional Protocol of ICCPR (abolition of death penalty) ratified ?
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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National Preventive Mechanism (OPCAT) created ?
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
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Human Rights Council
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