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05 May 2016 description

3 May 2016 To: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

ACHPR Commissioner on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan, Mr Lawrence Mute

Government of Sudan

UN Human Rights Council

UN Independent Expert on the situation of Human Rights in Sudan, Mr Aristide Nononsi

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Maina Kiai

cc: African Union Peace and Security Council

UN Security Council

Re. Open Letter concerning excessive use of force by Sudanese authorities

04 Apr 2016 description

(31 March 2016) The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (UN)-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan, but to human rights standards and the UN Human Rights Council, 36 Sudanese and international groups and seven prominent Sudanese individuals said today.

19 Feb 2016 description
report Freedom House

In response to Sudanese authorities in Khartoum violently dispersing peaceful protestors, Freedom House issued the following statement:

“The government of Sudan continues to forcibly suppress dissent and undermine citizens’ right to assemble,” said Vukasin Petrovic, director for Africa programs. “The beating and arrest of peaceful demonstrators protesting a project that would uproot thousands of Sudanese and destroy valuable heritage sites shows the government’s disregard for fundamental rights.”

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25 Apr 2012 description
report Freedom House
Full Report Essay
Full Release Report

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by Arch Puddington

13 Jan 2011 description
report Freedom House

Washington, D.C

January 13, 2011

Global freedom suffered its fifth consecutive year of decline in 2010, according to Freedom in the World 2011, Freedom House's annual assessment of political rights and civil liberties around the world. This represents the longest continuous period of decline in the nearly 40-year history of the survey.