(28 January 2018) The court session was held on 24th January 2018 at Khartoum North court before Justice Abdeen Hamid Dhahi. Apart from the prosecutor who was absent, the following were present; the investigator, defendents, the panel of lawyers and the general public. The next court session will be on 31st January 2018.
(24 January 2018) At least 5 people were killed and 26 others sustained gunshot wounds when joint forces of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) opened live ammunition on a crowd of protestors at Hasahisa camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zalingi, Central Darfur, on 20 January.
(24 January 2018) On 14th January, S.K. was raped by two members of the Popular Defense Forces in Um Brembeta, Sudan. The victim reported the case at Um-Brambeta police but the police did not carry out investigation or arrest the perpetrators.
(22 January 2018) The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is deeply concerned for the safety of 79 individuals who are currently detained incommunicado following a recent government crackdown in response to popular protests that have occurred across Sudan since the beginning of January.
(22 January 2018) This update contains two court sessions that were held on 10th and 17th January 2018 at Khartoum North court before Justice Abdeen Hamid Dhahi. The next court session will be on 24th January 2018.
(18 January 2018) The African Centre of Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is concerned for the safety and well-being of students from Aldalang University in South Kordofan who have been arbitrarily arrested after joint security forces (National Intelligence and Security Services, Military Intelligence, Sudan Armed Forces and Police) raided the university following a student protest staged after an officer of the Sudan Armed Forces indiscriminately shot and killed two students on the university campus. At least 49 students were detained during the raid. ACJPS has serious concerns for the five students currently detained incommunicado at the Military Intelligence offices in Aldalang.
(12 January 2018) The Government of Sudan has responded to widespread disgruntlement over recent austerity measures by arresting and detaining opposition political party members, activists and individuals; censoring newspapers by seizing their daily print runs prior to distribution and use of force (including firing live ammunition) to disperse protests. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is aware of 18 individuals, including opposition political party leaders, students, advocates and human rights defenders, currently under custody in Sennar, North Kordofan, Kassala, Khartoum and Blue Nile states without charge or access to family and/or legal representation.
(9 January 2018) On 7-9 January 2018, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) visited Khartoum’s printing houses and confiscated the entire print runs of six newspapers without giving reasons.
(3 January 2018) Sudan’s Public Order Law’s legal framework is composed of a set of legal provisions from the Sudanese Criminal Law Act and the Community Safety Act. It came into effect and was applied for the first time in Khartoum State as the Public Order Act (hereinafter the Act), following the 1989 coup, which brought the National Islamis Front into power.
(1 January 2018) The court session was held on Wednesday 27 December 2017 at 11:30 before Justice Abdeen Hamid Dhahi at Khartoum North court, all parties were present. After the session, the judge adjourned court to 10th January 2018.