Thursday, 3 February 2011

Release the detainees

The wave of arrests in Khartoum continues unabated. Today the security forces violently dispersed an attempt at a rally in Agrab Square in Khartoum North. The numbers of activists under arrest currently is estimated at 70. Several of them have been subject to severe forms of torture. There are good grounds to fear for the lives of at least two communist student activists, Louis Aweel and Anwar Hashim.


  1. Thank you for listing names - this is something Amnesty should pick up on as a matter of course - has anyone emailed evidence? This is so frustrating and upsetting.

  2. I got the names through personal communication. The reports of torture have been filtered out by the some of those released from security custody.


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