(18 February 2019) On 11 February 2019, NISS in Roseires summoned Mr. Hafiz Osman, interrogated him about the phrase/slogan written on walls and released him after.
On 11 February 2019, National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in Roseires Town of Blue Nile State summoned Mr. Hafiz Osman Siid-Ahmed to their office. Mr. Hafiz was questioned for five hours about the fact that the phrase “just topple the regime” was written on many houses in his neighborhood.
(15 February 2019) On 14th February 2019, NISS in Kadogli released Altartar detainees who were held in policy custody/prison. Before their release, they were first addressed by the head of NISS.
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(5 August 2018) On July 26, 2018, Alkarama, along with the Arab Media Crisis Network and the Arab Coalition for Sudan – ACS , requested the intervention of several UN experts in the case of Ahmed Abakar, a journalist who has been harassed, threatened and banned from working by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS ). On May 5, and June 7, 2018, Abakar was summoned by the NISS and interrogated about two articles he wrote for the London-based newspaper Sharq Al Awsat , which focused on political divisions within the ruling party and the NISS’s seizure of a newspaper issue . On June 14, 2018, the NISS requested that the External Information Council of the Ministry of Information revoke Abakar’s press licence and press card, and banned him from working as a journalist and writer in the country. During and prior to these events, the NISS repeatedly threatened Abakar with being arrested, and told him that he would no longer be able to work as a journalist.
(19 July 2018) Two court sessions were held on 26th June and 3rd July 2018 at Khartoum North court before Justice/ Murshid Ahmed Elamein. The prosecutor was not present in court but all the other parties attended. Court was adjourned to 24th July and 2nd August 2018.
(17 July 2017) Highlights:
- Populations in Blue Nile are extremely vulnerable this year with food stocks depleted and very limited seeds to plant.
- Information on the food insecurity and progress of the agricultural season in Rashad, New Tagele, Kau, Nyaro and Warni is not available due to lack of access.
(April 2018) Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) is pleased to announce the launch of its new initiative, the Sudanese Initiative for Countering Violent Extremism (SICVE), which seeks to formulate a general strategy, based on a humanitarian vision, that address the phenomenon of violent extremism through research, studies, conferences and consultations with and among specialists in the field. This initiative is the result of numerous consultations and in-depth discussions among members of the Board of Trustees (BoT), the Executive Team and experts and researchers in this field. These discussions concluded that the phenomenon of violent extremism is one of the most important challenges facing Sudan, the region and the whole world. The discussion also realized that the efforts to confront this challenge in Sudan, the region and the world, have focused primarily on security, intelligence and military force entry points, in addition to some intellectual efforts that lack systematic, strategic linkages and trajectory. For all these reasons, SDFG launched the “Sudanese Initiative for Countering Violent Extremism”, with the objective to conduct a gap analysis and thorough researches and studies on the phenomenon, in hope to eventually present strategies with alternative narratives, to counter violent terrorism
(30 November 2017) The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies has documented five incidents of post-press censorship carried out by officials of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) against six media houses in the month of November. ACJPS has also documented a two-day suspension that was imposed on Algareeda newspaper by the Press and Publications Council follwoing the publication of an article that hinted to a sexual harassment claim against a Sudanese diplomat.
(September 19, 2017) The Al Khatim Adlan Centre for Enlightenment and Human Development, together with our partners in the Horn of Africa Civil Society Forum and Pax today launched the report on how laws and policies across the Horn of Africa are shrinking the space for civil society.
(1 September 2017) On 14th August 2017, court police forced pastor/ Yahya Abdurrahman and Pastor/ Sediq Abdalla to vacate their houses due to adjudication which was wrongfully implemented. The families of the two pastors stayed on the roadside (open space) as police objected to the family’s’ pleas and explanation.
(26 June 2017) The proposal to the UN Security Council (UNSC) to downsize the joint UN/AU Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is an open invitation to accelerate violence against civilians in Darfur. Based on a flawed diagnosis of the current challenge in Darfur by the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN), downsizing will leave civilians in Darfur “more vulnerable to abuses of all kinds by the Sudanese army, paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and other militias operating in the region”.