Sudan Should Immediately Release Human Rights Lawyer
March 14, 2014
Freedom House calls on Sudan’s government to immediately release Abdulmonim Adam, a lawyer who has defended human rights activists but has been detained without charge, and to end the unlawful arrest of civilians.
Authorities arrested Adam on March 13 and have denied him access to counsel. He has been active in responding to the arrests of dozens of Darfuri students, who were detained themselves after peaceful demonstrations at the University of Khartoum. On March 12, local police and government-sponsored militias attacked students there, leading to the death of one student and critical injuries to several others.
More than 800 people were detained during anti-government demonstrations September and October 2013. The armed forces arrested human rights activists, journalists and opposition political figures at their homes.