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11 Jun 2013 description
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When war broke out in Sudan’s Blue Nile state in September 2011, waves of refugees numbering in the tens of thousands poured out of the southern half of the state, fleeing indiscriminate aerial bombings and deliberate ground attacks by Sudanese military forces. Now, nearly two years later, some 150,000 people from Blue Nile state languish in a string of refugee camps in neighboring Ethiopia and South Sudan, and tens of thousands more have been forcibly displaced within Sudan.

25 Jun 2012 description

Amnesty International written statement to the 20th session of the UN Human Rights Council (18 June – 6 July 2012)

The human rights situation in Sudan continues to deteriorate as a result of ongoing conflict in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and through the intensified repression of media and activists throughout Sudan. Amnesty International believes that the gravity of the situation in Sudan demands more than a once-a-year discussion and is submitting the following statement in an effort to contribute to the Council giving more sustained attention to Sudan.

16 Feb 2012 description

A call by the United Nations Security Council to allow for immediate and unhindered humanitarian access in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states is a welcome move, Amnesty International said today.

On Tuesday the Security Council ended months of silence on the conflict, with a press statement aimed at the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

31 Oct 2005 description

As the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights prepares to meet next month, Amnesty International and human rights defenders from across East Africa and the Horn of Africa expressed fears that progress made during the last two years could be lost in political negotiations. They today opened a conference to address this concern in the run-up to the African Commission's gathering, which begins on 21 November in Banjul.

17 Aug 2005 description

Amnesty International is calling on the Kenyan government to refrain from mass arrests and deportation of foreign nationals, following the expiry of the 15 August 2005 deadline for the registration of non-citizens. Since many persons still do not have the necessary registration documents, the organization is concerned that arbitrary arrests could follow in Kenya. Further, if returned to their country of origin, many persons could face human rights violations such as arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment and imprisonment without trial.