Urgent Action : Jalila Khmis formally charged and face execution


On December 13th, 2012 after 9 months in detention without charges, Jalila Khamis , the Nuba woman activist has been presented to court today, facing serious charges could lead to her execution. Jaila today had been formally charged 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 ” , 21” criminal joint act”, article 66 ” publication of false news” , all this charges under the Sudanese criminal law of 1991. The court took place in Khartoum north courts .Because of the absence of the witnesses the judge delayed the court to 18th of December.

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 .

The Sudanese WHRD’s Project and Arry organization for human rights call on the Sudanese Government to release respect Jalila right to access to 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 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

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Minister of Interior

Ibrahim Mohamed Hamed

Ministry of Interior

PO Box 873

Khartoum, Sudan

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