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CIVICUS Monitor speaks to Sudanese civil society activist about civic space restrictions and demands

Interview with Sudanese activist, Dr Hassan Abdelati, Secretary General of the National Civic Forum. Dr Abdelati was a political prisoner arrested on 3 January 2019 by the then President Bashir's regime and released after the military ousting of President Bashir in April.
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CIVICUS Monitor speaks to Sudanese civil society activist about civic space restrictions and demands


Widespread protests in Sudan see excessive force and systematic repression of civic freedoms

Protesters were shot dead, dozens were injured as a result of use of excessive force, including live ammunition, by State security forces against protestors across Sudan over the past month. At least 816 people were arrested in connection with the demonstrations. Read more

Widespread protests in Sudan see excessive force and systematic repression of civic freedoms

New media charter considered "worthless" by journalists

On 19th November 2018, the European Council highlighted Sudan's lack of respect for civic freedoms. The statement by the European Council comes after the adoption of Sudan's new Media Charter on 1st November 2018. While the charter acknowledges the unrestricted right to the freedom of expression, local groups claim it is worthless if Sudanese authorities continue to persecute independent journalists. Read more

New media charter considered "worthless" by journalists

Civil Society Shines A Light on Embattled Civic Space

On 9th September 2018 Sudan announced a new prime minister. Faced with rising inflation, fuel and food prices, President Omar al-Bashir appointed Motazz Moussa to solve the country's deepening economic crisis. As previously reported in the CIVICUS Monitor, violent protests over economic concerns have been rife. Yet, there is no sign that Moussa will ease restrictions on civil society. Read more

Civil Society Shines A Light on Embattled Civic Space

The CIVICUS Monitor speaks to a Sudanese activist

As covered in the most recent CIVICUS Monitor update, there is serious international concern over the lack of respect and protection of civic freedoms in Sudan. To understand the complex human rights situation in the country, the CIVICUS Monitor recently spoke to Medani Abbas Medani Mohamed, General Director of Sudanese Development Call Organisation (NIDAA), member of the Board of Directors of the National Civil Forum of Sudan, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Network of Non-Governmental Organisations for Development (ANND). Read more

The CIVICUS Monitor speaks to a Sudanese activist

Protesters killed, WHRDs and journalists arrested as protests rock Sudan

Since January 2018, protests have been raging in several Sudanese cities over the high price of goods and services. Reports note the use of excessive force. Read more

Protesters killed, WHRDs and journalists arrested as protests rock Sudan

International civil society puts pressure on Sudanese authorities to respect human rights

In addition to the international pressure on Sudanese authorities to improve respect for civic freedoms, on 21st September 2017 Human Rights Watch issued a letter to the UN Human Rights Council with 21 signatories from civil society detailing the worsening conditions for civil and political rights as well as crackdowns on protesters, human rights defenders, journalists and religious minorities. The joint letter urged Sudanese authorities to address the dire human rights situation. Read more

International civil society puts pressure on Sudanese authorities to respect human rights

UN expert raises concerns over restrictions on civic space in Sudan

As we've previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, human rights violations in Sudan, particularly on restrictions to civic space remain a key concern for civil society. In May 2017, a UN mandated independent expert on the human rights situation in Sudan, highlighted the lack of democratic reforms as an obstacle to ensuring the protection and promotion of human rights across the country. Read more

UN expert raises concerns over restrictions on civic space in Sudan