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Three men sentenced to amputation following unfair trial in Darfur

UPDATE: On 28 November 2013, the North Darfur Appeal Court overturned the amputation sentence of the three men under article 173 (penalty of capital theft when the hud is remitted) of the 1991 Sudanese Penal Code, which allows for hudud penalties to be remitted in capital theft cases where extenuating circumstances, …

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Sudan: Doctors Perform Amputations for Courts

(Nairobi, February 27, 2013) Credible sources in Sudan have reported that government doctors amputated a man’s right hand and left foot by court order in Khartoum on February 14, 2013, in violation of the absolute prohibition on torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishments, four human rights groups said today. The African Centre for …

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Sudanese journalist tortured and subjected to racist abuse by NISS

(8 November 2012) The Government of Sudan must immediately investigate the arbitrary detention and torture of freelance Sudanese journalist Somia Ismail Ibrahim Hendusa, who was found abandoned and in extremely poor health on a Khartoum street on 2 November following her arrest by Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) …

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