Sudan

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1,310 USD GNI (PPP)
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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. 

Thirty-seven Sudanese and international groups and eight prominent Sudanese individuals issued a letter condemming Sudanese authorities' action to block civil society activists from traveling to a UN-led human rights review meeting.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to Sudanese authorities in Khartoum violently dispersing peaceful protestors. 

Sudanese human rights defender, Salah Gamar-Eldin, died after being arrested  for exercising his fundamental rights of free speech and freedom of assembly.

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Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning

Vukasin Petrovic serves as the Senior Director for Program Strategy and as the Technical Director for USAID funded Human Rights Support Mechanism.

Senior Advisor for Policy

Dr. Herman is senior advisor for policy at Freedom House.

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Signature Reports

Special Reports

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.

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.

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