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On February 27 and March 2, 2018, Alkarama sent two urgent appeals to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) concerning the cases of three members of the Sudanese opposition who were arrested by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in January 2018, and who remain secretly detained to date.

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.

Alkarama Person of contact for country
Radidja Nemar, Email : r.nemar - at - alkarama -dot- org , Twitter : @RadidjaN
Our concerns
  • Systematic use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment;
  • Harassment and arrests of human rights activists, journalists and political opponents;
  • Restrictions on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly;
  • Non-compliance with international standards relating to a fair trial;
  • Impunity for perpetrators of serious human rights violation
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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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