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Urgent Action: Sudanese Journalist Detained & Tortured in West Kordofan

Published on June 15, 2014

 

The Sudanese police and security forces in Alnihood city of West Kordofan arrested Mr. Hassan Isaqu a journalist in Aljarread newspaper on June 10th, 2014. Isaqu was covering an opposition political gathering organized by the Sudanese Conference Party. Alnihood police arrested him with other political activists, in the police station; he was beaten and tortured by police and security elements.

According to Isaqu colleagues; he suffered from injuries and sever pain in several places on his body in result of the torture, but the police refused to allow him medical care. After few hours in police detention; his health deteriorated and Isaqu was taken to Alnihood hospital on June 11, 2014. He was returned back to the detention before he finished his treatment. The police officers refused to allow his lawyers and colleagues to visit him. (more…)

 
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Three Years of War in Nuba Mountains: Another failure of the International Community

Published on June 5, 2014

After three years of war in Nuba Mountains, the indiscriminate bombardment and the massive human rights violation continue to escalate. During the last five weeks, the Jnajweed (Rapid Respond Forces as the government call them), were deployed in large numbers to several areas in Nuba mountains. The government media reported on April 26, 2014*, that the Janjweed militias were legal troops, affiliated with the National Security forces; and their mission in Nuba Mountains was to end the insurgency in the region during this summer.

Few days after the militia arrived in Southern Kordofan, they engaged in fighting in Daloka with the SPLM/N and lost one of their important leaders. In response to the Janjweed defeat, the Sudanese government bombed Kauda for three days in a raw with over 54 bombs from May 27 to May 30, 2014. The indiscriminate bombardment destroyed civilian’s houses, orphans school and humanitarian NGO offices. More importantly, the civilians in Kauda reported many unexploded bombs, which endanger the lives of children and farmers in the area. (more…)

 
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Urgent Action : Nuba Student Face Execution by Military Court

Published on January 18, 2014

Saeid Mohmamed Alawad is 26 years Nuba student in third year in Khartoum University. He was arrested one month ago in Shamashka in eastern Nuba Mountains, when the Sudanese Government army and militias attacked his village. Saeid was taking care of his sick mother when the militias attacked their village, all the residents fled their homes but Saeid’s sick mother couldn’t run, he had to stay with her. The militias found them and arrested him and his mother.

The army intelligence took Saeid to the military base in Alobeid the capital of North Kordofan State. When they arrived in Alobied the army asked them if they have relatives there to host his sick mother. The mother went to their relative and she said that the last time she saw her son when they arrived in Alobied , she said his shirt was full of blood and he was beaten very badly (more…)

 
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Nuba Mountains: Unlawful killings, Mass Rapes and Arbitrary Arrests of Civilians

Published on January 7, 2014

During the last two weeks of December 2013, the Sudanese government militias and armed forces, supported by the security elements attacked many areas around Kadugli and Dillanj area. Thousands of civilians fled their homes and unlawful killings and mass rapes of women were reported in addition to arrest campaign led by the security in Kadugli city and Dallinj.

Unlawful Killings:

On Friday, 20 December 2013, the Sudanese Government militias attacked the villages of Dumaik around 10 AM, they killed Abdo Alohab Dahiya at once, while other civilians were injured and killed in the attack but the militias refused to allow their families to treat the injured or to bury the dead. In the second week of December 2013, tow Nuba men were killed near the military search point in Tello in Kadugli. Both men were teachers coming from the Tello High School, which is located around 200 meters north of the military search point (more…)

 
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On The Human Rights Day: Intensifying War Crimes in Nuba Mountains

Published on December 10, 2013

While the world is celebrating in the human rights day, the Nuba civilian’s death toll is rising by the minute. Due to ongoing massive attack of the Sudanese Military Forces in Nuba Mountains, over 50 Civilians were killed in one month, most of them were children, women, and elder peoples. The daily aerial bombardment has forced at least 12 thousands civlians to flee their homes, especially in the areas of Habila, Rashad, and the Dilling villages. Dozens were injured and farms were burned by the undiscriminating bombing.

In early November the Sudanese government’s Minister of Defense, Abdelrahim Hussein, said that the Sudanese Armed Forces is planning for “large military operations to resolve the insurgency in the Darfur and the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states for once and for all*”. The announced Campaign is the most massive attack on the Nuba Mountains since the war started in 2011 (more…)

 
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Press Release: Sudan: Protesters Denied Medical Treatment.. Mass arrests and House Raids

Published on September 30, 2013

 

Medical treatment crisis:-

The crisis of medical care for the injured protesters in the recent demonstration in Sudan, has been dramatically escalating and affected the increase of the death toll of the protesters during the last week of continuous demos in many Sudanese cities, especially in Khartoum. “ The doctors in hospitals are afraid to write the real reasons of death on the death certificate because they have orders from security and police not to do so, so they delay the treatment of the injured peoples and the giving the families the bodies of dead from the hospitals ”,one of the relatives of the dead protesters told Arry.

On another hand the policemen who are suppose to sign on the 8 form- which has to be filled by police officer and signed by prosecutors if there is kind of police case involved in the injury of a patient to be treated in public hospitals, such as live bullets injuries- refuse to sign it sometimes unless the patient or his family swear and confirm that the injury did not happened in result of participating in the protests. One of witnesses and protester said” the police in Banjadeed hospital in the poor area in Hajyousif, refused to let injured peoples who insisted to say that were injured the protest to get medical treatment in the hospital”. (more…)

 
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New Report: Victims and Heroes: Nuba Women Struggle in Two Years of War

Published on August 13, 2013

Summary:

Nuba women struggle with the current war took several forms. There is the day by day struggle of Nuba women inside the conflict areas, where women living in caves and feeding their children insects and trees leaves, while risking their lives to take long juornies to search for clean water and fire woods, the other struggle is the brave journey Nuba women take to the refugees camps to South Sudan , searching for security and food, which put those women in serious dangers of being killed either by the wild animals in the roads or the government bombing. In the areas that far from South Sudan, many Nuba peoples, most of them were women took up the roads to the nearest towns in near states inside Sudan, either to North Kordofan or to continue the way to Khartoum. On the roads from Nuba mountains to other cities inside Sudan, women face the searching points of the Sudanese Armed Forces(SAF), where many had been arrested, sexually harassed, and forced to give up their belongings to let them leave the war region.

The suffering from the war in Nuba mountains has not been limited to Nuba women who live inside Nuba mountains or in the areas directly affected by the fighting. Nuba women who live in Khartoum and other northern cities has been affected by the war especially women activists. Nuba women activists in various fields either politics, law, human rights, media or social media, education, and peace, has been targeted and viciously attacked by the Sudanese government and its security forces. Nuba women activists, were detained for the longest terms for detention for women in Sudan. Moreover, they were raped, tortured physically and psychologically, threatened to be killed, and their families were threatened too. Therefore the experiences of Nuba women activists is reflecting how brave those women are in the face of this war which seems to be against Nuba peoples wherever they are, either inside Nuba mountains or not.

On the other hand, there is a very difficult situation that Christian Nuba women face, especially who are living in Khartoum and northern areas of Sudan. In addition to the racial and sex discrimination those women face religious discrimination. The Christian population in Sudan after the secession of South Sudan is mostly consists mainly of Nuba population. The Sudanese government attacked the freedom of religion for Christians, as they closed churches and destroyed some of them, in addition to that, the security arrested tens of Christian activists men and women in last few months, which led many of them to flee the country. Christian women also suffer from public order law because it punish women when they do not conform with the dress codes of the Islamic Sharia.

Nuba women has been the main victims of the current war and yet the courageous heroes, as the violence against women seemed to be used as a weapon in this war. In this report, we will shed the light on their struggle to survive the catastrophic conditions, especially for the women inside Nuba mountains, although we had faced serious difficulties entering the region, we managed to speak with women fled Nuba mountains, either in Khartoum or other areas, or outside Sudan. We also focus on this report on the remarkable work of Nuba women activists who helped breaking the silence about the violations in Nuba mountains, due to the government prohibition for journalists and NGOs to enter the region. Our main goal was to bring out the untold stories of those women who are fighting their own war to survive the continuous war in Nuba mountains inside and outside the region.

 
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Petition Calling on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience to Formally and Publicly Urge the International Community to Take Specific Action Vis-à-vis the Ongoing Crises in Sudan

Published on July 24, 2013


 

July 19, 2013

 

Mr. Michael Abramowitz

Director

Genocide Prevention Center

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place

Washington, D.C.

 

and

 

Mr. William S. Parsons

Chief of Staff

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place

Washington, D.C.

 

 

Dear Mr. Abramowitz and Mr. Parsons:

We, a select group of scholars of genocide from across the globe, call on the United States Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience (CoC) to formally and publicly call on the international community (both the United Nations, and individual nations) to immediately take three actions in response to the ongoing crises in the Sudan: (1) establish and conduct an investigation into the human rights violations that have been perpetrated in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile from June 2011 through today; (2) implement a humanitarian corridor in order to provide food and medical aid to the civilians of the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile; and (3) issue a genocide alert vis-à-vis the crises in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile. In doing so the CoC would be fulfilling its mandate “to alert the national conscience, influence policy makers, and stimulate worldwide action to confront and work to halt acts of genocide or related crimes against humanity” (emphasis added). (more…)

 
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Brief: Nuba Civilians under siege of the “Gulf of Mines”

Published on July 22, 2013

 

The battle location between the SRF and the SAF in Aldashol in June 15, 2013

Back ground:

According to local witnesses, on May 27th, 2013, 114 vehicles belongs to the Sudanese Revolutionary Front , crossed through the area of Onchu, it was coming from Wadi Hor in Darfur and going to Tongli in Kwaleib Mountains. After 19 days half of the vehicles came back and entered in compact with the Sudanese army in Aldashol area, when the Sudanese government forces defeated in the battle in 17 minutes. During this battle 38 military elements were killed. The defeat of the government army was very provoking to the government and they decided to cut the roads for the SRF and they made what they called “The Gulf Mines” in the area of Uncho.

Civilians lives at risk:

Aiming at stopping the SRF from crossing through this region, the Sudanese government decided to make the “Gulf of Mine”, they stared by  closing the main roads that civilians use to move between the mountains and valleys that connecting the Uncho area with the outside world, then they planted anti vehicles mines around holes of 1.5-2 meters width and 3-4 meters depth across the area of the eastern rural areas from Smasim to the area of Kika and Dabri, in result of that more than 20 villages are living under the siege of the “Gulf of Mines” made by the government (more…)

 
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Update: Formal decision to release the Nuba women detainees

Published on July 18, 2013

The authorities in Al Obied,  in North Kordofan state, issued today formal order to release the Nuba women detainees in Alobied women prison. In early November, 2013, 32 Nuba women were detained in Kadugli and then transferred to Alobied prison in January, 2013. On April, 2013, the authorities released 14 women after they were transferred to Kadugli. And today the order was issued to transfer the remained 18 women and one child to Kadugli to be released from there as they had been arrested in Kadugli in the first place. (more…)

 
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