Urgent Action Journalist and WHRD detained and at risk of torture

The Sudanese National Security arrested in October 29th , 2012 the journalist Somaya Hendousa , confirmed her family members . Somaya called her sister screaming  : “ let me tell my family” , at the afternoon of October 29th when she went to the super market , since then she went missing and her whereabouts remain unknown. The next day one of her family members received SMS informing him that she is in detention .

Somaya is a journalist living in Egypt, but she used to work for local newspapers in Sudan ,and for the past six years she had been publishing on the internet searching for wider freedom space , she is covering and advocating the issues of conflict regions such as Darfur and Nuba mountains . while she was in Egypt she had been receiving threatening emails and phone calls from unknown number , especially  in the past few months , and when she decided to visit her family last  week, she told one of her family members to wait for her in the airport because she is afraid from the threats she received . After she arrived she did received a threating call telling her that she is welcomed in Sudan , that when she informed her family that she is followed and afraid for her life .

The Sudanese government had been threatening Sudanese activists living abroad and specially in Egypt for the past year and continue to monitor their actions and movement . Reports from dozens of activists in Egypt of threats and intimidations  by the Sudanese government  is on rise .

Arry organization is very concerned about the situation of Somaya Hendousa as she is at risk of torture and ill treatment inside Sudanese Security detentions,  therefore Arry calls on the Sudanese government to:

–          To immediately release Somaya Hendousa and reveal her detention location and allow her family visits and access to lawyers or present charges against her .

–          To stop all forms of intimidations and threats against Sudanese activists living abroad and specially in Egypt .






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


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Minister of Interior


Ibrahim Mohamed Hamed


Ministry of Interior


PO Box 873


Khartoum, Sudan


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