Announcing joining the coalition campaign for the release of detainees Former Qatari justice minister calls on the Sudanese authorities to allow freedoms annul security law and enable judiciary independence
Former Qatari justice minister, Najeeb Mohamed Al-Nuaimi, called on the Sudanese authorities to stop arbitrary arrests, declaring his full solidarity and support to the Arab Coalition for Sudan (ACS) campaign to put pressure on the Sudanese authorities for the release of all detainees.
Al-Naimi, who is the focal point of the ACS in Qatar, said in a recorded video broadcasted on the ACS YouTube –channel- that the arbitrary arrests should be stopped and all detainees and prisoners on political basis should be released immediately. He demands to halt targeting of human rights activists, especially those in armed conflict areas, who were detained as hostages by the security authorities in the areas of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile, under the pretext of kinship that bound together the elements of the armed movements, or under charges of being loyal to the movements. As well as the spread of enforced disappearances in camps amid many young activists, who were abducted from inside the camps by Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and elements of the security authorities, he also stressed the need to grant political forces and human rights organizations, the full right to practice their activities.
He said that the detainees have the right to file lawsuits to investigate any violations that affect them physically or morally, stressing; they must have freedom of expression and the right to fully defend themselves without any hindrance from judiciary or security authorities, as well as not to use repressive means against detainees’ families or moral and physical threats.
He called on the Sudanese authorities to abolish the National Security Act, which gives the security apparatus the power to arrest, calling for the lifting of immunities granted to the security men, he believes that the most important issue is the independence and neutrality of the Sudanese judiciary and said that the judiciary should be the castle of justice and the judge on community disputes, away from political or partisan influence and any other matters that may affect the decision of the judiciary, as it should be fair, not a supporter of human rights violations.