On 4th December 2019, Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Eltahir was shot dead by PDF soldiers in Shaq-Elkitir of Umbrembeta. After shooting him, they also looted his sesame harvest. The case was reported at Umbrembeta police office against anonymous but, no further investigations have been carried out yet.
Despite the start of a peace process between the Sudan ruling council and the SPLM/A-N, communities in the SPLM/A-N controlled areas are still undergoing violent attacks and human rights violations by Sudan government forces and their allied forces in the Two Areas.
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(1 December 2019) We, the undersigned Sudanese intellectual, academic, civic, political and private sector actors, and members of civil society organizations write to urge the swift removal of Sudan from designation as a ‘state sponsor of terror’ (SSoT).
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(25 November 2019) On 22 November 2019, Mr. Mohammed Ishaq was shot in his right leg and the harvest from his garden was looted by eleven armed PDF soldiers who came on camels at Habilla, Nuba Mountains.
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(3 November 2019) On 25th October 2019, SAF at Singa Nabak village unlawfully confiscated a commercial vehicle belonging to Mr. Muntasir Ali. His vehicle was impounded because he had earlier reported the assault case against one of the soldiers who had assaulted him. To date, the vehicle is still at the military base and he’s intimidated to withdraw the suit.
(28 October 2019) On 20th October 2019, Rapid Support Force (RSF) in Altugula gold mine of Talodi polluted some water canals with the prohibited cyanide. They did this before their departure from the area. As a result, a donkey and a cow died because of drinking the polluted water.
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(22 October 2019) Rains in the Ethiopian highlands in the week of 14 October is affecting over thousands of people in Blue Nile and all the refugee camps in Maban in neighbouring South Sudan. As reported in the SKBN Humanitarian Update of August 2019, “Like in the rest of Sudan, flooding was especially widespread in Blue Nile. In the week of 11-25 August, heavy rain (also in the Ethiopian highlands) brought flooding throughout Blue Nile, destroying crops in Chali and Yabus payams. Many donkeys of Ethiopian merchants drowned, disrupting supplies to markets. With the main harvest still months away, the flooding will most certainly impact crop performance”.
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(2 October 2019) The sit in demonstration by residents at Talodi locality protesting against the use of cyanide at the gold mines is still ongoing. They decided to make a demonstration march by 3rd October 2019. They planned to march up to Elgenaid company premises demanding for the stoppage of the activities at the gold mines as ordered by the state governor. However, the Rapid Support Force (RSF) is opposed to obey the governor’s order which raises the fear of maltreatment by RSF towards demonstrators.
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(Paris, 26 September 2019) – Nine Sudanese victims, supported by FIDH and Project Expedite Justice, have filed a criminal complaint today targeting BNP Paribas for alleged complicity in crimes against humanity, torture, and genocide that took place in Sudan, as well as financial offences. This complaint marks the first attempt to hold the French bank criminally responsible for alleged complicity in international crimes committed in Sudan, and Darfur in particular. Between at least 2002 and 2008, BNPP was considered to be Sudan’s “de facto central bank”.
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