Sudan, another five years of a bloody regime?

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Sudan’s 13 April Presidential and parliamentary elections, the second to be held since a military coup d’État brought Omar al Bashir to power in 1989, will be neither fair nor credible and their outcome is a foregone conclusion write Karim Lahidji and Amir Suliman.


Read ACJPS and FIDH joint press release detailing the cases of detentions, civil society closures, media restrictions and other serious human rights violations on eve of Sudan elections. " There is no prospect of open, transparent free or fair elections in Sudan whilst independent civil society groups, human rights defenders, political activists and journalists are at such a high risk of arbitrary detention for voicing dissenting views and whilst conflict rages in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states ".

Read the op-ed writen by Karim Lahidji, FIDH President and Amir Suliman, ACJPS Co-founder, that was published on Africa Report website on April 10.

Amir Suliman is a Sudanese lawyer and a co-founder of the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS). He has been based in Kampala since 2009, when he was forced to flee his home country out of fear of government retribution for his work on human rights and international justice issues. Read the portrait of Amir : "After announcing the arrest warrant against al-Bashir, big trucks and men with guns appeared at our headquarters."

Sudanese human rights defender Abd El-Monim El-Gak speaks about the human rights situation and acountability in Sudan in the run-up to the April 2015 presidential election.

Read also our Q&A on Sudan and the International Criminal Court (ICC)

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