Urgent Action : 65 Women detainees enter hunger strike in Kadugli/ Nuba mountains


On December 27th ,2012 more than 65 women detainees in Kadugli the capital of south Kordofan state, entered in  hunger strike, protesting the ill-treatment inside the armed forces 14th division detention in Kadugli. After 3 days of hunger strike, on December 30th , the security and armed forces decided to transferred the women detainees to Al Obaied prison , in North Kordofan. The conditions in the Kadugli prison described to be inhuman, by some detainees released, and the situation in Al Obied should be better in term of space and food, but its unknown yet if the women detainees will allowed family visits , or any charges will be presented against them.

The Sudanese security in Kadugli the capital of South Kordofan/Nuba mountains state , started arrest campaign against women in Kadugli since early November 2012. While the numbers in mid -November were 33, the arrest campaign against Nuba women continued to take place in Kadugli and Dillanj. The cities of South Kordofan especially Kadugli and Dillanj are totally under siege by the Sudanese armed forces, where informations and supplies are impossible to get in and out the cities. The only reason this women detained is suspecting that they have relations to the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Movement/North “SPLM/N”, the movement fighting the government in the region. Most of the detainees women has no relation to politics , and they are house wives, and their families and children in strong need for their care.

Arry organization and the families of the detainees are extremely concerned about the safety of the detainees women , as they are in danger of torture and ill treatment in detention . Therefore Arry organization is calling the Sudanese government to :

–          Immediately and unconditionally release the 65 detainees and insure their safety or press charges against them.

–          To allow the detainees family visit and insure them access for lawyers and medical care and reveal their detention location.




HE Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir

Office of the President

People’s Palace PO Box 281

Khartoum, Sudan

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Salutation: Your Excellency

Minister of Justice

Mohammed BusharaDousa

Ministry of Justice, PO Box 302

Al Nil Avenue

Khartoum, Sudan

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Email : info@sudanjudiciary.org

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Minister of Interior

Ibrahim Mohamed Hamed

Ministry of Interior

PO Box 873

Khartoum, Sudan

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