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Sudan lawyers to monitor human rights violations in prisons

March 9 - 2020 KHARTOUM
A policeman inspects a prison cell in Darfur (Albert Gonzalez Farran/Unamid)
A policeman inspects a prison cell in Darfur (Albert Gonzalez Farran/Unamid)

The Sudanese Lawyers Syndicate will set up a monitoring mechanism for human rights violations in prisons and detention centres in the country.

During a press conference held at the National Authority for the Defence of Rights and Freedoms in Khartoum on Saturday evening, Ali Giloub, chairperson of the Sudanese Lawyers Syndicate described “the continued violations of freedoms in light of the glorious December revolution” as “an early warning to all regimes”.

He demanded that all trials are held publicly, instead of courts session held behind closed doors, to guarantee that human rights are respected.

Lawyer Yahya El Hussein, leading member of the Forces for Freedom and Change, suggested the establishment of a mechanism to review unconstitutional provisions in Sudanese laws, in order to realise equal treatment for all Sudanese.

Representatives of the National Commission for Human Rights stated they will investigate any complaint that they will receive.

 


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