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Rights group accuses S. Sudan of crackdown on protesters

July 18, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese authorities have in recent months escalated their crackdown on peaceful dissent by conducting a cross-border campaign of harassment, intimidation and attacks against critics to prevent a series of global protests on the country's leadership from taking place, a rights group said.
On May 16, Amnesty International said, protests organized by the Red Card Movement (RCM), a nascent South Sudanese youth movement open to any individual who embraces (...)

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رسالة الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي لمساندة ضحايا التعذيب، 26 حزيران/يونيه 2019

إن التعذيب محظور حظرا مطلقاً – في جميع الظروف.          ومع ذلك، فإن هذا المبدأ الأساسي يُقوَّض كل يوم في مراكز الاحتجاز والسجون ومراكز الشرطة ومؤسسات الطب النفسي وغيرها.          وإنني أشعر بالتفاؤل لأننا نتحرك صوب تصديق جميع الدول على اتفاقية الأمم المتحدة لمناهضة التعذيب، التي يبلغ حاليا عدد الدول التي صدقت عليها 166 دولة. […]

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE, 26 June 2019

The prohibition of torture is absolute – under all circumstances. Yet this core principle is undermined every day in detention centres, prisons, police stations, psychiatric institutions and elsewhere. I am encouraged that we are moving towards universal ratification of the United Nations Convention against Torture, currently ratified by 166 States. Ensuring that national laws and […]

Leaders invoke ancestral gods to find peace in South Sudan

A leader of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance has travelled to Western Equatoria State to consult his ancestral gods on the slow implementation of the revitalized peace deal. The former governor of Western Equatoria state Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro said...

U.S. renews concern over arbitrary detention of Sudanese protesters

March 31, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The United States on Sunday has renewed its concern over the continued use of extra-judicial detentions in response to the largely peaceful protests in Sudan.
On Sunday, U.S. Charge d'Affaires Steven Koutsis visited 88-year-old opposition leader and human rights activist, Siddiq Youssef, in his family home in Omdurman on the occasion of his release
In a press release on Sunday, U.S. embassy in Khartoum said Youssef was held in detention for 88 days without (...)

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رسالة الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي للقضاء على العنف ضد المرأة، ٢٥ تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر ٢٠١٨

العنف ضد المرأة والفتاة آفة عالمية. إنه إهانة أخلاقية لجميع النساء والفتيات، ووصمة عار في جبين مجتمعاتنا كافة، وعقبة كبرى على طريق تحقيق التنمية الشاملة والمنصفة والمستدامة. وينم العنف ضد النساء والفتيات في كنهه عن وجود ازدراء شديد – يتمثل في عدم اعتراف الرجال بالمساواة المتأصلة والكرامة الأصيلة للمرأة. إنه مسألة من مسائل حقوق الإنسان الأساسية.         […]

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, 25 November 2018

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic. It is a moral affront to all women and girls, a mark of shame on all our societies and a major obstacle to inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.  At its core, violence against women and girls is the manifestation of a profound lack of respect – […]

Law-enforcement agencies violate human rights: Sudan’s rights body

October 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) said they face some challenging human rights violations committed by some members of government security and military institutions.
Iman Fatah al-Rahman Salem expressed her concern in an interview with the official news agency on Saturday several days after statements by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Commander Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, (aka Hametti) denying the involvement of his troops in attacks against (...)

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UN human rights body extends independent expert mandate on Sudan

September 28, 2018 (GENEVA) – The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Friday renewed the mandate of the independent expert saying it would terminate when a human rights office in Sudan be operational.
In a resolution released on Friday, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, for one year or until the establishment of human rights office in Sudan.
" (The Council) Decides that the termination of the (...)

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Sudan accepts establishment of UN human rights office in Khartoum: expert

September 26, 2018 (GENEVA) - UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan Wednesday said that the government support his recommendation for the establishment of an Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Khartoum.
Aristide Nononsi told the Human Rights Council that he had a meeting on Tuesday with the Sudanese government officials at the Sudanese embassy in Geneva to discussed the situation of human rights in Sudan and the recommendations he made to the (...)

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Rights group decries arbitrary arrests, torture in S. Sudan

September 3, 2018 (JUBA/NAIROBI) - South Sudanese authorities have arbitrarily arrested, detained, tortured and ill-treated people to the point of death, despite repeated promises to release detainees, the campaign group, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Between February and July 2017, the group said, four men - Mike Tyson, Alison Mogga Tadeo, Richard Otti and Andria Baambe - died in detention due to harsh conditions and inadequate medical care.
It said the four men, who were (...)

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Sudan’s Supreme Court revokes death sentence for college student

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Supreme Court on Monday has revoked death sentence against University of Khartoum student Asim Omer who was charged for killing a policeman during protests in 2016.
Omer, 23-year-old and member of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) was accused of killing an anti-riot policeman who died after a hit by a Molotov cocktail during the student protests in April 2016.
Last September, Khartoum North Criminal Court found Omer guilty of premeditated (...)

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South Sudanese army killed 232 civilians in April-May attacks: UN report

August 12, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese army and its allied militias have been accused of killing over two hundreds civilians, committing rape and burning villages in a series of attacks carried out in southern Unity region from 16 April to 24 May 2018.
Based on the findings of an investigation carried out by the UNMISS Human Rights Division's, (HRD), the peacekeeping mission and the UN human rights body OHCHR released a joint report documenting grave human right violation against civilians (...)

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U.S. religious freedom delegation visits North Darfur

June 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Vice Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Sandra Jolley and her accompanying delegation on Monday visited North Darfur State to learn about the situation of religious freedom and conditions of displaced persons.
Jolly who is a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or (the Mormon Church) has worked for decades in Nevada advocating for women rights and families.
Following her meeting with the acting governor of (...)

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رسالة الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي لمساندة ضحايا التعذيب، ٢٦ حزيران/يونيه ٢٠١٨

احتفالنا بهذا اليوم تكريمٌ لضحايا التعذيب الكثيرين في جميع أنحاء العالم، بمن فيهم أولئك الذين تعرضوا للتعذيب بسبب ما يعتنقون من آراء سياسية أو أي آراء أخرى والذين طالتهم المعركة ضد الإرهاب والذين تعرضوا للتعذيب لا لشيء إلا لكونهم مختلفين. إن ضحايا التعذيب لهم الحق في الحصول على سبل فعالة للانتصاف والتأهيل والجبر.         ولقد نُص […]

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE, 26 June 2018

This day acknowledges and honours the many survivors of torture world-wide, including those who have been tortured for their political or other views, those caught in the fight against terrorism or those who have been tortured simply because of their differences. Victims of torture have a right to an effective remedy, rehabilitation and redress.The absolute […]

UN experts urge states to boost protection for rights defenders

June 4, 2018 (GENEVA) – United Nations human rights experts have called on states to ramp up measures to safeguard and support human rights defenders at a time when they are coming under increasing pressure globally, adding that civil society's role in the international human rights system is vital.
In a statement issued at the end of a meeting initiated by the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders to mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, the (...)

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