Sudanese Women’s Rights Campaigner Amira Osman Detained In Raid

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Armed men have arrested Sudanese women’s rights campaigner Amira Osman. The United Nations mission in Sudan said it was outraged by Osman’s arrest. Armed and masked men wearing civilian clothes abducted Osman after storming her house in Al Riyadh.

In a latest crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Sudan, armed men have now reportedly arrested Sudanese women’s rights campaigner Amira Osman, head of the No to Women’s Oppression Initiative. Osman’s arrest comes amid what activists say is a wave of arrests of prominent civil society figures since al-Burhans military coup back in October.

The United Nations mission in Sudan said on Twitter it was outraged by Osman’s arrest; Outraged by arrest of women’s rights advocate Amira Osman overnight. Amira’s arrest & pattern of violence against women’s rights activists severely risks reducing their political participation in Sudan, we call for her release Authorities must respect right to freedom of assembly.

About 15 armed, masked men wearing civilian clothes abducted Othman after storming her house in Al Riyadh neighbourhood late on Saturday night, her sister Amani Osman told the Reuters news agency. The approach is indicative of how Rapid Support Forces operates.

The No to Oppression against Women Initiative, also known as the No to Women’s Oppression Initiative, is a Sudanese women’s rights group active during the Omar al-Bashir era and played a significant role during the 2018–2019 Sudanese Revolution.

The No to Oppression against Women Initiative was created in 2009 to defend women’s rights in Sudan after Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, a female Sudanese journalist working with the United Nations, was arrested for wearing trousers, which was considered by judicial authorities to be a violation of Sharia-based public order law.

Moreover, I think al-Burhan has lost all dignity, honor and identity.
He is an enemy of God, the Sudanese, and the humanity.

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