African Centre: Concerns about safety of Sudan political detainees


The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) has expressed its concerns for the physical safety of 14 political detainees who are currently being held in unknown locations in Sudan. It also criticised the re-arrest of 18 students in South Kordofan.

In a press communique on Friday, the New-York based ACJPS stated that “the lack of access for lawyers and family members to the detainees, together with the well-documented use by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) of torture and other forms of ill-treatment against detainees, particularly whilst held incommunicado, gives rise to serious concerns for their safety”.

Hundreds of people, among them many opposition party leaders, were detained by the Sudanese security apparatus last month. The reason was…

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