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Refugees’ testimonies support the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s report on the Gambia

TweetOn 16 March 2015, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan Mendez, released the report of his November 2014, visit to the Gambia. Torture is a crime under Section 21 of … Continue reading

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The brutal consequences of exclusion in Sudan

TweetThis blog first appeared on openDemocracy (http://www.opendemocracy.net/arab-awakening/lucy-hovil/consequences-of-exclusion-in-sudan) The story of one individual can bring home the realities of living under a repressive regime that otherwise seem intangible. The recent story of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese woman who has … Continue reading

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The Youth Revolution in Sudan: Capable of bringing down the Inghaz regime?

TweetAli Agab is a Sudanese human rights activist As I decided to put these thoughts on paper, I remembered Dr John Garang’s aphorism, “there is no smoke without fire, except in Sudan.” Despite the enormous efforts of Sudanese pro-democracy and … Continue reading

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Sudanese women: you can beat us but you can’t break us

Tweet(The writer is the Director of the Strategic Initiative for women in the Horn of Africa. The article first appeared in the Sudan Tribune on 23 September 2013 and has been reproduced with permission from the author.) Anger is growing in … Continue reading

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Human rights abuses in the Gambia – home to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

TweetUnder the leadership of Dawda Kairaba Jawara, the Gambia was known as a stable and democratic country where people could enjoy basic rights. However, since Yaha Jammeh came to power in a coup d’etat in July 1994, a lot has … Continue reading

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Urgent appeal for Sudanese student detained by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services

TweetMohamed Salah, a university student detained by NISS, is facing serious health risks as a result of torture and ill-treatment We are the parents and siblings of Mohamed Salah, a 23 years old student in his final year at the University … Continue reading

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