The first session of the Civil Society Forum on Sudan and South Sudan convened in Addis Ababa on 21-23 January 2013. The second session in Addis Ababa on 16-18 May 2013. The Third session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 20 - 22 nd, 2014. This event was organised by Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre in collaboration with the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, Darfur Bar Association, Human Rights Institute of South Africa and South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy. The Forum adopted 11 (eleven) resolutions addressing an array of issues in Sudan and Republic of South Sudan.
Geneva, 17 December 2013
The Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC) received information that Mr. Abdel Jalil Mahi-al-Deen Abdel Jalil, a 32 years old shop keeper, died as a result of injuries sustained during his detention in a Military Intelligence facility in Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan State. Mr. Abdel Jalil died in the early hours of Tuesday, 17 December 2013 in the Military Hospital in Kadugli where he was admitted in a critical situation a few hours earlier. Mr. Abdel Jalil was arrested in Kadugli by agents of the Military Intelligence on Saturday, 14 December 2013 without warrant of arrest or a court order. He was accused by the Military Intelligence of collaborating with the insurgent Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). The family of Mr. Abdel Jalil believes that he was ill-treated and severely tortured which led to his death.
DRDC is very concerned that torture and extra-judicial killings are systematically practiced by the security agents in Sudan and with total impunity. Torture, unlawful killings and enforced disappearances are particularly rampant in areas that witness armed conflicts such as Darfur, South and West Kordofan and the Blue Nile States, and where the native peoples are indiscriminately suspected by the intelligence agents of being supporters or sympathizers of the insurgent movements. DRDC calls for an independent investigation of the killing of Mr. Abdel Jalil and the apprehension and trial of his killers.
The human rights and humanitarian situation in Sudan continued to deteriorate during the last two weeks. The war between the army and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) and its allied insurgent groups of the Sudan Revolutionary Forces (SRF) has been intensifying with military operations in South and West Kordofan and the Blue Nile States. Fighting was also reported between the Sudan Liberation Movement-Abdulwahid (SLMAbdulwahid) and the army near Zallingei, capital of Central Darfur State...
A. Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
1. Violations of Civil and Political Rights
On 15 December 2013, armed NISS agents arrested Mr. Gazi Al-Ryah Al-Shalzli, an activist and leading member of the humanitarian group Nafeer Campaign. He was arrested from his family home and taken to an unknown place. The NISS did not give any explanation, or show an arrest warrant or court order for the arrest of Mr. Al-Shazli. On the same day, it was also reported that NISS agents arrested Dr. El-Fadil Saeed, a pro-democracy activist and member of the Sudan Democratic Liberal Party and held him in an unknown location.
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|>>> Report of the African Union High Level Panel on Darfur, 29 Oct 2009
>>> Report of the Elders’ Mission to Sudan: Bringing Hope, Forging Peace, Nov 2007
>>> Report of the High Level Mission on the Situation of Human Rights in Darfur, March 2007
>>> Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur, Jan 2005, (English)
>>> Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur, Jan 2005, (Arabic)
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