This report examines the use of torture by Sudanese security agents from 2011 to 2015. Sudanese security agents implicated include the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), National Police Service, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
Torture is used by security agents for, among other reasons, to intimidate detainees and extract confessions. The use of torture is exacerbated by the fact that Sudan lacks domestic laws that specifically address torture. Furthermore, Sudanese laws provide security agents with immunity provisions for committing torture which creates an atmosphere of impunity and denies torture victims justice.
The report is therefore presented as follows: it provides an international, regional and national legal framework of torture; details the procedural safeguards within Sudan for detained persons and highlights their weaknesses; torture in practice in Sudan supported by victim testimonies; and the obstacles faced by victims while reporting cases of torture. The report concludes with recommendations from ACJPS to the Government of Sudan to curb torture.
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