Sudan: Two Political Opposition Leaders Arbitrarily Detained

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ACJPS - Arbitrary Arrest

African Center for Justice and Peace Studies expresses deep concern about arbitrary arrest of political leaders and other activists. ACJPS calls on Sudanese authorities to allow political leaders enjoy rights guaranteed in international and regional treaties ratified by Sudan.

KHARTOUM May 21: African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) expresses deep concern about the continued arbitrary arrest and detention of political opposition leaders and other activists in Sudan by coup authorities.

On 19 May, Mr. Saleh Mahmoud Osman was arrested by General Intelligence Service (GIS). He is a lawyer, an award winning human rights defender and a member of Sudanese Communist Party. Mr. Osman was arrested alongside his colleague, Mr. Mohamed Mukhtar Alkhateeb, the General Secretary of SCP. They were released the next day.

ACJPS calls on Sudanese authorities to allow opposition political leaders enjoy rights guaranteed in international and regional human rights treaties ratified by Sudan.

There are several peaceful protesters who have been arrested for their actual or suspected participation in anti-coup rallies by GIS and are detained in a different prisons including Suba and Dabak in Khartoum. Others have been transferred and detained in Port Sudan prison in Red Sea State.

ACJPS underscores the ongoing silencing of political opposition members, activists, and human rights defenders through arbitrary detention and criminal charges, despite constitutional guarantees to the freedom of expression, association, and assembly.

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