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(Post)-Covid19 era in Sudan: The urgency to unravel the torture and inhuman treatments system one year after the Transition

Geneva (OMCT), Khartoum (ACJPS) - July 2020

The World Organisation Against Torture and the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies have published today a report on eradicating torture and ill-treatment in Sudan.

The Covid-19 crisis appears in many African countries, including Sudan, as a revealing crisis which calls particular attention to the preexisting and worrying situation, mainly in the prison system marred by overcrowding, insufficient and inadequate sanitation and the lack of resources. In Sudan, torture and inhuman treatment have been used as a governing tool, with prisons becoming houses for political activists and civil society organisation leaders to die in.

This briefing identifies priorities for key reforms in Sudan by the transitional government including law reform, accountability, rehabilitation and compensation for torture victims. It also looks critically at the measures adopted to prevent the propagation of Covid-19 in detention facilities and the capacity of authorities to protect the health of detainees.

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The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is the main global coalition of NGOs fighting torture and ill-treatment, with 200 members in more than 90 countries. Its international secretariat is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

ACJPS is dedicated to creating a Sudan committed to all human rights, the rule of law and peace, in which the rights and freedoms of the individual are honoured and where all persons and groups are granted their rights to non-discrimination, equality and justice.

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