Sudanese human rights monitoring group Huqooq release June 2017 observational report

The crackdown on human rights in Sudan remains alarming, with continuing repression of students activists, political opponents, media, and arbitrary detentions of students activists from Darfur. Over the last month of June 2017, Huqooq has documented human rights violations in Khartoum, Bakht Alruda, and Kosti in White Nile state, Port Sudan, Kassla Eastern Sudan and El Geneina in West Darfur state and one case in Nyala South Darfur, the rights being violated including use of force, freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, freedom of association, arbitrary arrest, torture and other ill-treatment in detention, public order police and arrest of South Sudanese refugees.

The violations documented in this report were committed by National Intelligence and Security Service NISS, police forces, and the newly formed University police forces. The forces used excessive force to break-up peaceful meetings targeting students and political opponent activists.