Sudan

33 million people
1,310 USD GNI (PPP)
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Not Free
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Not Free
Not Free

News & Updates

Eight civil society activists working with the organization for Training and Human Development (TRACKs) in Sudan have been detained and held without charges at the Office of the Prosecutor for State Security. 

 Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the Government of Sudan bombing civilians in the Nuba Mountains, killing six children. 

On May 5, 2016, a group of heavily armed National Intelligence and Security Service officers raided the office of human rights lawyer Nabil Adib in Khartoum without a warrant.

Since mid-April, students across Sudan have held peaceful demonstrations on issues including the long-running conflict in Darfur and the decision by the Government to sell the University of Khartoum campus. 

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Vice President for International Programs; Vice President for Emergency Assistance Programs and Multilateral Initiatives


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Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs


Signature Reports

Special Reports

Worst of the Worst 2011: The World's Most Repressive Societies

Freedom House has prepared this special report entitled Worst of the Worst: The World’s Most Repressive Societies, as a companion to its annual survey on the state of global political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World. The special report provides summary country reports, tables, and graphical information on the countries that receive the lowest combined ratings for political rights and civil liberties in Freedom in the World, and whose citizens endure systematic and pervasive human rights violations.

Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.

Programs

In an attempt to address this gap and to promote respect for human rights in Sudan, Freedom House is working on ensuring continuous monitoring of human rights abuses in Sudan and supports domestic, regional and international advocacy activities for adherence to international human rights commitments.

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