Press Release UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan Accepted (5) cases reported by Arab Coalition for Sudan(ACS) and Al – Karama Foundation(HDF)

Press Release UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan Accepted (5) cases reported by Arab Coalition for Sudan(ACS) and Al - Karama Foundation(HDF)

The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Mr. Aristide Nononsi  , reviewed and accepted, 5 cases of human rights violations in Sudan ,of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention, and enforced disappearance, reported by Arab coalition for Sudan(ACS) and Al – Karama Foundation (HDF).

Mr.Nonosi included the 5 cases to his report which will be presented to the annual review meetings during the UN Human rights Council 33rd session in Geneva later this month.

The Arab Coalition for Sudan (ACS), and the Human Dignity Foundation (HDF),been working actively in monitoring and documenting cases of human rights violations, and highlighting the wave of the attack on freedoms ,and arrests waged by the Security Service and the Sudanese National Intelligence from time to time. These violations lately risen to cases of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary detention, which targeted  a large group of young people, students and human rights activists and active politicians , all reported with cases of freedom of publication and expression violation.

(ACS) and (HDF) worked closely in supporting the efforts of the Task Force which worked in reporting and documenting the case of “Abubakar Hassan”, the student who were murdered during the event of clashes at Kordofan University, in April19th, 2016. These efforts resulted in filling his case as extrajudicial killing case.

Other cases are filled as forced disappearances for Mr. Muhammad Farooq- Ms. Mai Adel Ibrahim Karar, and Ms.Wifaq Mohamed El Tayeb Qureshi. The cases of the students : Mr.Badr al-Din Salah , who were arrested with another 10student in May 2016 ,were reported as arbitrary arrest.

Arab Coalition for Sudan (ACS), and the Human Dignity Foundation (HDF), issued urgent actions and press releases in order to bring attention immediately to the urgent situation of the detainees, and addressed the Human Rights Office of the Special Rapporteur. The three group’s effort resulted in reviewing and highlights the cases by all part and finally the recognition of the independent expert who will address all cases during the Human Rights Council meetings at its current session.

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