Adama Dieng, the UN expert on human rights in Sudan, arrived in the capital of Khartoum on Sunday. He is there to verify allegations of human rights violations after an October military coup by al-Burhan.
A United Nations human rights expert was in Sudan on Monday to verify allegations of human rights violations after an October military coup plunged the country into turmoil. Thousands once again took to the streets of the capital to denounce the takeover.
Adama Dieng, the U.N.’s expert on human rights in Sudan, arrived in the capital of Khartoum on Sunday, a month after al-Burhans coup authorities asked for the postponement of his visit, according to the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Adama Dieng (born 1950, Senegal) is a former UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and former board member of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and a former registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
He holds degrees in Law from Dakar University (CFPA) and in International Law from the Research Centre of The Hague Academy of International Law.
On Monday, February 21, Mr. Dieng met the organization Central Sudan Committee of Doctors. In a statement, the committee announced:
“Representatives of the Unified Office made interventions through various axes highlighting the statistics of martyrs and injuries in the post-coup on October 25, 2021 and the martyrs of armed attacks on civilians in Darfur at the same time, over 250 martyrs, this in addition to the axis of violations (arrests) harassment, threats, that practice on medical service providers and violations that Exercising the injured and the corpses even!”
Furthermore, they continued: “among the violations that have been talked about is the infiltration of hospitals and the release of tear gas inside the rooms and inpatient rooms.”
The expert’s verdict is relevant for possible prosecutions before the International Criminal Court in Hague. The ICC is the first permanent international court with jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.
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