11 July 2012

Sudan: The Uprising Continues as Well as the Detentions

Photo: Al Jazeera
A group of protesters demonstrating against government's austerity measures.

press release

ANHRI condemes, the arrest of Dr. Myadah Sowar El-Zahab, the president of Liberal Democratic party, by the Sudanese authorities. The Security forces stormed her family's house and took her to unknown directions. The news spread about her releases, but it nothing is confirmed yet.

That comes in the furious campaign against " Myadah Sowar El-Zahab", due to her political activity, which increased in the recent days, as she published a message on her personal website, to the police Sudanese, she asked them to take the side of the people in its uprising.

She considered to be one of the active women working in policy in the Sudan, she works as a doctor in the ministry of health. A few days ago, she was arbitrary fired from her job, due pressures practiced by the Sudanese security forces. Some of the Sudanese security threatens her of assassination, if she did not stop her political activity.

In the same context, "Kamel Amr", the significant member of the opposition and the lawyer as well as the human rights advocate and the significant member of "Popular Congress Party", was arrested, while he was getting ready to travel to Qatar on Monday to participate in a TV program on "Al-Jazeera" channel. "Mohamed Hassan El-Mahdi", a young leader in the opposition "Umma" party, was arrested too.

This comes at the time that, the two female journalists the Egyptian"Shymaa Adel" and the Sudanese "Marwa El-Tigany", still arrested by the Sudanese intelligence, which refuses to releases them or provide any information about the place of their detentions, amid news about "fabrication of a false allegations to them".

According to the Sudanese organization for defending the rights and freedoms, since the beginning of the uprising against the rule of "El-Bahsir" and against the deterioration of economic and social situations in the Sudan, more than 2000 persons were arrested.

ANHRI said "the arrest of the activists and journalists reached unacceptable level", because of the arrest campagin, by the Sudanese authorities, against the journalists and activists, to impose a media black-out on the Sudanese uprising, as well as infanticide the uprising using all the legitimate and illegitimate techniques.

ANHRI said that "the Sudanese regime have to listen to the voice of the reason and achieve the demands of the people, instead of using power, which proved its failure in all of the Arabic spring countries".

ANHRI called for the immediate releases of all the activists and journalists, who were arrested during their participation and coverage to the Sudanese uprising, to practice their legitimate rights in the peaceful assembly, opinion and freedom of expression.

Copyright © 2012 Arabic Network for Human Rights Information. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.