29 January 2013

Sudan: Arrests Number of the Beja-Congress Leaders, Before the Anniversary of the Beja Massacre in Port-Sudan

press release

Cairo — The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), strongly denounces arresting the leaders of the beja congress by the authorities during the anniversary of beja massacre which affiliated to portsudan governorate, on Monday January 28, 2013.

The Sudanese authorities in the east of the country, yesterday, arrested 6 of beja Congress Party leaders during their involvement in one of the marches in the anniversary of the martyrs of Beja, including, Omar Mohamed (Beja), Mahmoud Handassa, Osama and Hashim Tahir (Kmona). as usual, the Martyrs Committee of the Beja Congress Party commemorate the martyrs of the city of Beja, with the knowledge of the authorities and despite its restrictions against the activists and who are involved in the march by the prosecutions and assualts.

The events took place in 2005, when the peaceful protesters called for stopping the war and right in work in addition to the right to decent life and to put an end to the marginalization of the city , as 20 protesters died by the bullets of the policemen.

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, ANHRI, said that "the persistence of the violations against the freedom of expression in Sudan, deemed to be a serious violation to the human rights and his basic freedoms".

ANHRI warns El-Bashir from the escalation of the situation as a result of the illegal practices of the policemen, in particularly, the fabrication of charges against the activists which filed by the Sudanese authorities against them in the Police station of Daim Mousa in Portsudan in accordance with article no. 69, which are for the public safety and arresting them without justifications and ban them from communicating with the lawyers.

ANHRI draw the attention the necessary to repeal the notorious that the authorities should fabricate the accusations to any activists due to allegations of public saftey.

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