Sudan Arrests Critics, Activists to Prevent Protest | Freedom House

Sudan Arrests Critics, Activists to Prevent Protest

Following the arrest of more than 30 youth activists and political opposition members by Sudanese state security forces, Freedom House released the following statement:

"The recent arrests by Sudan, timed to prevent any public commemoration of the nearly 200 people killed in the September 2013 protests, makes it clear that Sudan's government will continue to use force and fear as its primary methods of governance,” said Jenai Cox, Africa program manager at Freedom House. “The preemptive arrests were intended to intimidate political opponents and to limit the movement of activists during this tense period. One year after it shot its own citizens for peacefully demonstrating in their capital city, the government continues to rely on brutality to suppress fundamental rights and freedoms."

Sudan is rated Not Free in both Freedom in the World 2014 and Freedom of the Press 2014.

To learn more about Sudan, visit:
Freedom in the World 2014: Sudan
Freedom of the Press 2013: Sudan
Freedom on the Net 2013: Sudan

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