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Open Letter concerning excessive use of force by Sudanese authorities

(3 May 2016) We, the undersigned thirty nine organizations and individuals, are writing to inform you of the use of excessive force by Sudanese authorities to disperse peaceful demonstrators across Sudan. At least nine people, including one child, have been killed in three separate incidents in 2016 alone. Most recently, two students were killed in separate incidents in April, in which government security forces and armed students used live ammunition to break up protests at two university campuses.

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Rights in Exile Newsletter

Issue 70, May 2016

ISSN 2049-2650


News on Countries of Origin

News on Countries of Asylum

Detention and Deportation News

Short Pieces

UNHCR begins the relocation of Mozambican asylum-seekers to Luwani camp, Malawi

Western Sahara’s moment in the sun

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Letter: UN Independent Expert on the situation of Human Rights in Sudan

(26 April 2016) We, Sudanese and international human rights organisations concerned with issues of human rights in Sudan, would like to take the opportunity of your recent visit to Sudan to raise a series of issues regarding the current human rights situation in the country. Armed conflict continues to devastate many parts of the country and the government has placed severe restrictions on fundamental rights and freedoms. We respectfully request that you consider this information in compiling your report and in formulating recommendations to the Sudanese government, with a view to ensuring the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.

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UN Member States should make strong recommendations to Sudan at upcoming human rights review

(19 April 2016)  UN Member states should make strong and specific recommendations during an upcoming UN review of Sudan’s human rights record, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) said today.

On 4 May 2016, Sudan will undergo its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, during which UN member states will review Sudan’s progress in implementing its human rights commitments and raise new concerns that have emerged since its last review in 2011.

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