Sudan: Silencing Women Rights Defenders

Sexual Abuse, Intimidation by Security Forces The Sudanese Women Human Rights Project team has participated in conducting the research of this report inside and outside Sudan. (Nairobi) – Sudanese security forces have used sexual violence, intimidation, and other forms of abuse to silence female human rights defenders across the country, Human Rights Watch said in…

Update:  Formal decision  to release the Nuba women detainees 

  The authorities in Al Obied,  in North Kordofan state, issued today formal order to release the Nuba women detainees in Alobied women prison. In early November, 2013, 32 Nuba women were detained in Kadugli and then transferred to Alobied prison in January, 2013. On April, 2013, the authorities released 14 women after they were transferred to Kadugli. And today the order was issued to transfer the remained 18 women and one child to Kadugli to be released from there as they had been arrested in Kadugli in the first place. Background: The Sudanese security in Kadugli the capital of South Kordofan/Nuba mountains state , started arrest campaign against women in Kadugli , the campaign started in early November 2012 where women had been called for investigations in Security offices in Kadugly about their relations to the Sudanese Peoples liberation Movement/ North , which fighting the Sudanese government in the region since June 2011.      

 More than 30 dead, dozens injured and hundreds arrested Women among them  

  Picture of Abeir Alhaj Osman- injured today, bullet in the foot   Alsadig Ibrahim is Nuba activist has been killed at 1:00PM, by live bullet on the head in Omdurman, Albogaa district , while he was participating in the protests today. Alsadig is one of over 20 Sudanese protesters killed today in Khartoum, all of them were shot down by security, mainly plain clothes armed elements using security forces and police cars. Hassan Toto another protester reported dead while writing this statement in Ban Jadeid Hospital in HaJyousif, he was called dead at 7:00PM, after serious injury buy live ammunition on his left side. Since September 23,2013, Sudanese peoples took the streets protesting the lifting of the oil subsidiary. But the protests from the first minute had demanded the topple of the regime, and the main slogan was ( Peoples want to topple the regime). The first protest were in Madani on September, 23, where at least 12 were killed and dozens arrested and the security was using live ammunition from the begning of the protest. Khartoum, Sennar, Kasala, Kosty, Almanagil, And many other Sudanese joined the protests on September 24th,2013, when hundreds of high school students led the protests  in early morning in Althwara in Omdurman. The protest continued at night to reach all over Khartoum neighborhoods, where also live bullets were used to crackdown the protests. On September 25th, the protests were growing in numbers and more Khartoum neighborhoods joined, especially the slums and IDPs areas such as Mayo, in south of Khartoum, and Hajyousif Altkamul and Umbada Dar Alslam, where the security and police used maximum power against the protesters, who had broken the fear barriers and burned the National Congress Party offices and police stations in many locations in Khartoum. In result the security and the plain clothes elements, who thought to be armed members of the ruling party, had been targeting protesters as most of the injuries are in heads, shoulders and hands, it wass also from short distance according to witnesses and relatives of victims. During the last 3 days hundreds has been arrested, and some of them had been subjected to urgent trials, such as in the Omdurman on September, 24, 2013, where judges in Omdurman court ordered of executing their decision of 10 lashes and 200 fines on the protesters. In Alfeteihab in Omdurman also dozens of Nuba students were arrested from their college dorm in the early morning today, the whereabouts of the detainees remain unknown, but witnesses saw the police big trucks taking the students from the dorm. The protesters and witnesses mentioned difficulties in access to medical care as the security elements are harassing patients in some hospitals in Khartoum. Bellow is names and types of injuries or places of deaths of some protesters of today and the past two days:   Name   Gender/Age /Area Place and time Status  1-Alsadig Ibrahim Male / Nuba mountains Omdurman/ 25-9-2013- 1:00PM Dead – Bullet on head – died on street 2-Hassan Toto Male/27years/Nuba mountains Hajuyousif Altkamul/ 25-9-2013- 7:00PM Dead – bullet left side- died in Ban Jadeid hospital 3-Salih Ayoub Salih Male/19 years/Nuba mountains Teiba Alahamda/ 25-9-2013- 5:00PM Dead- bullet on head- Died in Bahry Hospital 4-Bashir Mohamed Ibrahim Male/ 22 years Alkalkla- Khartoum/ 25- 9-2013 Dead- bullet on the head 5-Ahmed Hamad alneil Mansor Male/ high school student Omdurman/ 24- 9-2013 Dead- the police refused to give his family his body until the next day 6-Awooda Ahmed Mohamed Male/ Madani Madani/ 23-9-2013 Dead 7-Mazik Said Ahmed Male/ Madani Madani/ 23-9-2013 Dead 8-Hazaa Iz Eldein Male/19 years/Shmbat Shambat- Bahry- Khartoum North/25-9-2013 Dead 9-Abeir Alhaj Osman Female/26 years/ Nuba mountains Omdurman Althawra/25-9-2013 Injured – bullet in the foot 10-Sami Hassan Male/ 25 years/ Nuba mountains Hajyousif- Khartoum North/ 25-9-2013 Injured- bullet – Ban Jadeid hospital 11-Gasim Adam Albasha…

Update : Journalist and WHRD hair shaved and tortured

  Somaya Hendousa founded dumped in slums east of Khartoum , severely tortured and her hair shaved confirmed resources close to her family . Hendousa family are in shock after what happened to her and starting police report against NISS member had been threatening Hendousa after she returned to Sudan last week. The resources confirmed…

UPDATE : Sudanese WHRDs at Risk after released from detention

During the protests against the Sudanese government austerity measures which  started in June and continued for 2 month , at least 100 WHRDs had been arrested by police and security  , while 12 women had been detained incommunicado for 6-8 weeks for most of them. The Sudanese government released most of the detainees arrested during…