Alerts in Sudan
Date: 08 March 2011
A number of Sudanese students and young people involved in demonstrations earlier this year reported severe mistreatment and torture from security officers while in detention, Human Rights reported on 4 March 2011.
Date: 04 December 2007
A British schoolteacher sentenced to 15 days in jail for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammad has been released, hours after receiving a pardon from the President of Sudan. Gillian Gibbons flew out of Khartoum and arrived home safely in the early hours of this morning, The Guardian has said.
Date: 27 November 2007
A British primary school teacher in Sudan is facing forty lashes and six months in jail for supposedly insulting the Prophet Mohammad, Reuters has said. Gillian Gibbons, a 54-year-old teacher at the Unity High School in Khartoum, was arrested on Sunday after parents complained that she allowed students to name a teddy bear Mohammad.
Date: 14 February 2006
A group of student gathered in front of the Administration building of the Juba University in Khartoum was beaten by Sudanese police the 11 February 2006, Amnesty International reports. A total number of 200 people were then arrested, of these 149 were women who, after an appeal by a representative of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), were released at 5 pm the same day without charges Representatives of the UN mission in Sudan (UNMIS) are being denied access to those that remain in detention.
Date: 28 August 2003
Two teachers: Hayder and Nasr Eldin Tamboor were reportedly arrested by officers from the military intelligence in Zalingey, West Darfur State, Western Sudan between 19 and 22 August. Amnesty International is concerned for their safety and fears that they may be tortured or ill-treated The men were reportedly taken to the security forces' premises in Zalingey where they are being held incommunicado.
Date: 05 August 2003
Lenin al-Tayeb Yusuf, a teacher and member of the Democratic Front of Sudan (an alliance including the Sudan Communist Party), has been released after being held incommunicado by Sudan’s security forces for more than three months. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Lenin al-Tayeb Yusuf was arrested on 24 April 2003, at the al-Sudan school in Kalakla, a suburb of the capital Khartoum.
Date: 20 December 2002
Amnesty International rleased, the 20 December 2002, the following Action Alert. Khidder al-Tayeb Yusuf was released on 16 December without charge. Members of the Sudanese security services reportedly tortured him in pre-trial detention. His brothers, al-Shafi' and Hashem al-Tayeb Yusuf remain in incommunicado detention.
Date: 03 December 2002
Amnesty International (UK) has issues the following alert on 3 December 2002. Al-Shafi' al-Tayeb Yusuf (m),Hashem al-Tayeb Yusuf (m) and Khidder al-Tayeb Yusuf (m), three brothers, were arrested at around 2am on 29 November by members of the security forces who searched their family home in the Kalakla suburb of Khartoum looking for their brother Lenin al-Tayeb Yusuf.