Friday , May 26 2017

Press Releases

Darfur Student at risk of Death Penalty after Unfair Trial

Eastern Nile

(15 July 2016) Darfuri student Mohamed Bagari, convicted of murder, faces the death penalty by hanging after an unfair trial based on a confession he made without legal representation. The case relates to a violent clash in April 2015 between members of the Darfur Students’ Association (DSA) and the Islamic …

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AU: Activists Challenge Attacks on ICC

Video Highlights Problems in AU Approach (6 July 2016) Activists from across Africa clarify misconceptions about the International Criminal Court (ICC) and highlight the need for African governments to support the court in a video released today by 21 African and international nongovernmental organizations. In January 2016, the African Union (AU) gave its Open-Ended …

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Open Letter to Member States of the International Conference on the Greats Lakes Region regarding the ongoing security and humanitarian situation in Sudan


Read the full letter online here. Heads of State and Government International Conference on the Greats Lakes Region c/o Executive Secretariat P.O. Box 7076 Bujumbura-BURUNDI Boulevard du Japon, No 38 By email: 14 June 2016 Your excellencies, We, the undersigned civil society organisations, call on the 6th Ordinary Summit …

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SUDAN: Urgent safety concern for student activists detained incommunicado after Khartoum University protests

University of Khartoum

(Paris-Geneva-Kampala, May 17, 2016) Sudanese authorities should immediately release and guarantee the safety of 12 student activists currently detained incommunicado and without charges by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in connection with protests on the University of Khartoum campus, FIDH, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the African …

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Uganda must respect legal obligation to arrest Omar Al Bashir

Gaël Grilhot / Freelance

Paris, Kampala, 12 May 2016 – Omar Al Bashir has arrived in Kampala to attend today’s inauguration ceremony for Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Our organisations urge the Government of Uganda to take all necessary measures to arrest Omar Al Bashir, Sudanese President and wanted International Criminal Court (ICC) fugitive, while …

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