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Almunzir Abu-Almaali Abdulrahman: Sudanese Activist at Risk

02.08.12

A 52-years-old political activist and computer engineer, Almunzir Abu-Almaali Abdulrahman was arrested by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in Khartoum North, Sudan, on 22 June 2012. He is being held without access to his family or a lawyer. He is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

Almunzir Abu-AlmaaliAbdulrahman was arrested from his neighbor’s house by a member of the NISS in plain clothes, he asked to speak with Almunzir outside, after a while when Almunzir did not return, his wife and neighbor went to check upon him to find that he had disappeared. In the same day his family received a call from Almunzir’s phone and a man who identified himself as a security captain informed them that Almunzir is detained in the NISS offices in Khartoum North.

 After many attempts from his family to get a permission to visit him they managed to see him on the 23th July. On the 24th July his family delivered food and other belongings to Kober prison; however they were not allowed to see him and they were told that Almunzir was not detained in Kober prison and he would be brought to Kober prison upon visits.  On the third occasion, to visit him, on the 29th July, Almunzir family was informed that he was transferred to Port Sudan’s prison since their last visit.

Almunzir is a member of the opposition Nasserite Arab Socialist Party and Almunzir family noticed that they have been closely monitored by the NISS’s members at all times before he was arrested.

Almunzir’s family is concerned about his wellbeing specially that they noticed a decline in his health when they visited him, and believes that he is under the risk of being tortured and ill-treated beside they fear of his life because of the very poor living conditions and extreme heat during summer in Port-Sudan’s prison.

SUDO UK believes that Almunzir was detained solely for peacefully expressing his political opinions, in which case he is a prisoner of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released.

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