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Two human rights defenders detained in Sudan


Human rights lawyers Magdi Saleim and  Mohammed Zein Osman have been arrested in Wad-Madani, Sudan, in the context of student protests and the killing of students at  Al-Gezira University.

Magdi Saleim, a well known lawyer in Wad-Madani was arrested on Saturday the 8th of December. He was taken from his home at 1:00 AM by six members of the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), who came with a pickup to arrest him.

It is believed that Magdi Saleim was arrested because of his support and defence of students from Darfur at Al-Gezira University. He is being held without charge or access to his family and lawyer which puts him at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Mohammed Zein Osman, also a lawyer from Wad-Madani, was arrested on Sunday 9th of December in relation to his support and defence of Darfuri students at Al-Gezira University.

SUDO UK calls on the authorities to:

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