Home | Press Releases    Monday 15 October 2012

AI: TORTURE FEARS FOR MAN DISAPPEARED IN SUDAN

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: URGENT ACTION

TORTURE FEARS FOR MAN DISAPPEARED IN SUDAN

12 October 2012

Sudanese man Omaia Abdel Latif Hassan Omaia has not been heard from since his enforced disappearance in August 2012. He is detained incommunicado putting him at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. He has not been charged and continues to be denied access to his family and a lawyer.

Omaia Abdel Latif Hassan Omaia was last seen by his family on 22 August 2012 at 9:30 a.m. when he left his hometown Abu-Gebiha to travel to Tegmala in Southern Kordofan. At around 2 p.m. he was seen heading back to the bus stop to return home. According to eye witnesses, two people in plain clothes, believed to be agents of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NSS), forced him into a Land Cruiser and drove away.

His family were informed by reliable sources that Omaia Abdel Latif Hassan Omaia was seen in a hospital between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on 16 September 2012 in the Southern Kordofan administrative centre of Rashad. As a result, his family is increasingly concerned about his health. After several attempts to obtain information, a high level military official admitted he is detained and said he would try to arrange for access for family members, which has not yet happened. Reports indicate that Omaia Abdel Latif Hassan Omaia may be being held in the private house of a local authority.

Omaia Abdel Latif Hassan Omaia works for the Ministry of Finance in the state of Southern Kordofan and it is believed that he was targeted as a result of his involvement with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N). He is the media representative of SPLM-N in Abu-Gebiha and the state authorities had warned him in July 2011 against political involvement with an armed movement. He was previously arrested in September 2011 with 30 other SPLM-N supporters and was released a week later without charge.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR54/046/2012/en

Additional Information

Omaia Abdel Latif Hassan Omaia’s enforced disappearance follows many incidents of arrests by the Sudanese authorities of intellectuals, activists, and other people perceived to be members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). Armed conflict broke out in Southern Kordofan in June 2011 between government forces and the armed opposition group SPLA-N, whose membership in Southern Kordofan is largely Nuba. Since then, the authorities have on numerous occasions arrested members of the SPLM-N and people believed to be member or supporters of the SPLM-N. They are frequently detained without for extended periods without charge or trial and without access to a lawyer or their families.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 22 December 2012 19:14, by beganapanso

    I am preparing a research paper and collecting information on this topic. Your post is one of the better that I have read. Thank you for putting this information into one post.
    sacramento seo services

    repondre message

    • 15 January 2013 16:53, by icxmantosl

      I have been assigned to do a report for our school newspaper on this subject, and your post has been beneficial. Can you please add more reference to this topic, thanks.
      Stacy

      repondre message

  • 15 March 2013 12:43, by rock

    This post clearly reflects the miserable living conditions of Sudan people. I didn’t understand why government officials stay inactive even after seeing this pathetic condition of middle class people. Waiting for Abdel Latif’s come back! androgelpills.com

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


IGAD: Artificial solution on South Sudan conflict 2015-01-30 19:33:13 By James Gatdet Dak On Thursday, 29th of January, 2015, heads of state and government of the African regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), served the warring (...)

Arms transfers to South Sudan ensure a violent future for a people desperate for peace 2015-01-28 14:06:46 By Geoffrey L. Duke Peace advocates around the world were shocked by news of China’s shipment of arms to the Government of South Sudan in June 2014. The shipment reportedly included $38 million (...)

A reading of the Arusha intra-SPLM agreement 2015-01-28 09:39:38 By: Dr Lam Akol On the 21st of January 2015, the three factions of the SPLM (now calling themselves ‘Groups’) inked in Arusha, Tanzania, an agreement dubbed “Agreement on the Reunification of the (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan’s Security Services raid and order closure of Mahmoud Mohamed Taha Cultural Centre 2015-01-24 03:41:41 African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (23 January 2015) At 11am on 18 January, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) of Omdurman, Khartoum state, raided the Mahmoud (...)

Women groups announce their support for Sudan Call 2015-01-17 08:34:07 Position Statement from the Women’s Political Forces and Civil Society organizations and Groups on the Sudan Call To the People of Sudan We, the undersigned women, are fully motivated by our (...)

Norway grants US $1.9 million for humanitarian needs in Darfur 2014-12-16 06:47:08 The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) - KHARTOUM Norway helps provide nutritious food to malnourished families in Sudan 14 December 2014 KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.