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Press Release - Arrest of Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed this morning
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Nov 4, 2007 - 9:09:57 AM

 

03/11/07                                                                                                          DCFHR/PR 02/07

 

 

 

British Activist Seized by Government Security Forces on Return to Khartoum

 

 

 

 

This morning at 9.30 am, Sudanese security personnel seized Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed from his fatherís home in Masna, near Halfa , Sudan . Failing to give any reason for his detention, the security forces removed him and took him to Kassala jail where he is in detention.

 

Mr Ahmed is a British citizen from Camden , London who returned to Sudan to visit relatives. He has been active with regard to Darfur advocacy and is a member of the Fur tribe. This center fears for his safety and calls on the Sudanese government to release him immediately

 

Please contact the British Embassy in Khartoum regarding his release at:

 

British Embassy

Off Sharia Al-Baladiya

Khartoum

PO BOX 801

Fax: (+249) (183) 776457

 

Please also contact the Sudanese authorities immediately. In particular letters should demand the release of Mr. Ahmed and remind the government of their responsibility to guarantee respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and association throughout Sudan in accordance with its constitutional obligations and international human rights standards

 

Letters should be sent to:

 

His Excellency Lieutenant General Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir

President of the Republic of Sudan

Peopleís Palace

PO Box 281

Khartoum , Sudan

Fax: ++ 249 183 782541

 

Prof.Al-Zubair Bashir Taha

Minister of Internal Affairs,

Ministry of the Interior,

PO Box 281 ,

Khartoum , Sudan

Fax: ++249 183 776554

 

Dr. Abdel Moniem Osman Taha

Rapporteur, Advisory Council for Human Rights

Khartoum , Sudan

E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

Any questions regarding this release may be directed to this centre: [email protected]

 

 

 

-ENDS-

 

 



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