(14 January 2019) This report covers the period October – December 2018 under the unilateral ceasefires declared by each of the two opposing forces, the Sudan government and the SPLM/A-N. The NHRMO is not aware of any ceasefire extension by either party since 31 December 2018.
In July 2018, the Sudan government issued a decree extending the unilateral ceasefire in Southern Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur until 31 December 2018. On 28 November 2018, on behalf of SPLM/A-N, Lieutenant General Abdalaziz Adam Alhilu extended the cessation of hostilities from 1 November to 31 December 2018.
(9 January 2019) The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies has continued to monitor the crackdown of anti-government protests across Sudan since mid-December 2018 and have continued into the New Year. In this report, ACJPS gives an update on various incidents resulting in serious violations of human rights of peaceful protests that have continued to occur since our last publication on the situation of the December 2018 anti-austerity protests.
(8 January 2019) On 22nd December 2018, three armed masked men in military uniform looted from the house of Mr. Mohammed Abuelgasim at gunpoint in Umbrambeta town. The case was reported to police, filed against anonymous and they have not done any further investigations.
(7 January 2019) On 3rd January 2019, NISS arrested twelve youth and children in Altartar town of South Kordufan State and deported them to Kadogli. The reason for their arrest is the demonstration that had taken place in town.
(7 January 2019) On 12thDecember 2018, two females were raped by Popular Defense Forces (PDF) soldiers in Umbrambeta/ Sudan. One of the victims is underage. The victims reported the case to the community leader but no further action was taken.
(6 January 2019) On 2nd January 2019, Hussein Salheldin Maael was released by MI in Talodi after spending more than three weeks in detention. The release was conditional and he had to swear by the Quran that he would not contact the rebels.