Urgent Action: Jalila Khamis Nuba Woman Activist face death sentence on her trial Thursday Sep.27

Jalila Khamis a Nuba Woman Activist , is going to be presented to the court in central Khartoum  courts compound on September 27, 2012 , the judged of the court is judge Mohammed Alamain . The national intelligence and security services NISS presented Jalila to the prosecutor of the crime against the state on July 29th , 2012 fro the first time after they filed report against her on the articles 50 and 51 of the Sudanese Criminal Act of 1991 both articles  are crimes against the state and punished by death .

Jalia khamis is a45 years old mother of 5 , a  teacher and a Nuba women human rights defender , she had been arrested March 14th , 2012  at 2:00AM from her house and taken wearing her sleeping clothes , her family didn’t knew her whereabouts for two days , where she had been detained by the Sudanese security . she had subjected to torture , verbal abuse , and had been detained in solitary cell in the security detentions in Omdurman for 2 and half month , and in the past two weeks she  had been transferred to the regular prison on Omdurman women prison , where she is finally had the chance to connect with the outside world after 4 month of detention and investigation , which led to her have health problems among them high blood pressure . Jalila is a member of many women organizations and working with the local Nuba women and IDP’s  in peace civil education and she had been very active after the recent war in Nuba mountains / South Kordofan state .


Jalila is accused of undermining the constitutional system which article 50 , and Waging war against the state , under article 51 , in addition to article 53 ” Espionage against the country ” , article 61  ” Unlawful drilling ” , article 66 ” publication of false news” , article 62″ Inciting feelings of unrest among disciplined

forces and abetment of disturbing order”  , and criminal participation article 21. the first three charges are punished by death  .

The Sudanese WHRD’s Project and Arry organization for human rights call on the Sudanese Government to respect Jalila right to have lawyers and respect the international standards of justice and insure Jalila fair , public and just trial .We also call them to insure her full access to lawyer and family in addition to proper healthcare.



HE Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir

Office of the President

People’s Palace PO Box 281

Khartoum, Sudan

Fax: +249 183 782 541

Salutation: Your Excellency

Minister of Justice

Mohammed BusharaDousa

Ministry of Justice, PO Box 302

Al Nil Avenue

Khartoum, Sudan

Fax: +249 183 764 168

Email : info@sudanjudiciary.org


Salutation: Your Excellency

And copies to:

Minister of Interior

Ibrahim Mohamed Hamed

Ministry of Interior

PO Box 873

Khartoum, Sudan

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