(27 February 2019) On the evening of Friday 22 February 2019, the Sudanese President Omer Al Bashir announced a year long state of emergency in the whole of the country, with immediate effect. In addition, Al Bashir dissolved the cabinet and appointed a new government, mostly comprised of military personnel. As expected, a swift new wave of violations ensued.
(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) This issue addresses rising food insecurity due to food scarcity and rising prices, malnutrition rising in the Western Jebels, widesread livestock diseases and cattle raids threatening livelihoods, and military build ups along the front lines.
(13 February 2019) The Sudanese civil society organizations’ network is formed outside the country to be a main affiliate and major supporter and player in civil society activities together with other civil organizations with the aim of addressing issues related to livelihood of the people of Sudan and their quality of life in an independent and unbiased way.
(8 February 2019) Mr. Ibrahim Balla Ibrahim was arrested in Damazin for his chats on social media. He was released on 2 February 2019 after being warned not to engage in any conversations on social media regarding the demonstrations.
(7 February 2019) On 3 February 2019, NISS in Kadogli opened a case against Altartar detainees and transferred them to policy custody while NISS in Dilling released the six detainees with conditions.
(6 February 2019) We, the undersigned African civil society organisations, write with deep concern about the deterioration of the situation in Sudan. The combination of long term repression and economic mismanagement has led to an uprising in which the Sudanese people are calling out for democracy, good governance and human rights, in line with the values of the African Union.
(6 February 2019) On 13 January 2019, Mr. Yousri Al-Shazali was arrested by NISS in Damazin for his social media activity. He was released on 25 January 2019 after having been tortured.