REDRESS, along with other human rights organizations, is praising a recent decision by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) to investigate and prosecute the alleged arbitrary arrest and torture of three prominent human rights defenders in Sudan. The three defenders, Monin Elgak, Amir Suliman, and Osman Hummaida, were targeted by the Sudanese Government for their involvement with an International Criminal Court (ICC) case against President of Sudan Omar Al Bashir related to crimes committed in the country’s Darfur region. The Commission also ordered Sudan to unfreeze bank accounts owned by human rights organizations that were previously closed in connection with this case.
To learn more about this topic:
- Monim Elgak, Osman Hummeida and Amir Suliman v. Sudan Decision by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
- Second Warrant of Arrest by International Criminal Court for Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir
- Amnesty International’s Page on the Status of Human Rights in Sudan