On the basis of the civil disobedience in Sudan over the past three days have Sudan’s National Security Service (NISS) launched a campaign of mass arrests among activists and other freedom fighters. This includes Ahmed al-Dey Boshara, Om Kubus Mohamed al-Amin and other female students and girls who expressed their opinion. NISS also arrested a number of leaders and members of political parties.
Sudanese Human Rights Activists – Norway appreciates these actions and we see that they significantly reducing excess use of force by NISS during demonstrations and similar situations. We ask activists and those who practice civil disobedience to be cautious and to avoid being arrested. We will continue to release those who are already arrested.
Human rights violations in Sudan is well known and we are aware of the torture the detainees are subjected to, which in the worst cases might extend to murder. We warn NISS and its members that we are closely monitoring all forms of violations to ensure the prosecution of those who are responsible.
W appeal to the international community and especially the UN Council for Human Rights and all regional and local human rights organizations. We also ask those who have influence over the Sudanese government, including the troika to put maximum possible pressure on the Sudanese government to release all detainees.
Sudanese Human Rights Activists – Norway
29 November 2016