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Amnesty International fears for safety of human rights activists in Sudan

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 21 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1636
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    Concern is growing for the welfare of human rights activists and victims of torture in Sudan after last month’s security service raids on the offices of organisations that provide rehabilitation to survivors of torture.

    The raids occurred within hours of an arrest warrant being issued by the International Criminal Court against President Omar al Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity, which also led to the expulsion of numerous international humanitarian charities.

    Amnesty International last week warned that Mohamed Al-Mahjoub, director of the Amal Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation for Victims of Torture in North Darfur, was arrested on 11 April and taken to a National Intelligence and Security Services detention centre in El Fasher. So far he …

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