The Nobel Women’s Initiative urges Sudanese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release student activists, Mohamed Salah Mohamed Adbelrahman, Taj Alsir Jaafar and Moamar Musa Mohamed, and to stop any actions that endanger their physical and psychological well-being.
The three students were arrested separately outside of the University of Khartoum (Sudan), on May 12th. The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) has not disclosed any information about their location or their alleged offenses. They are at risk of torture. The prominent student activists were involved in protests at their university in late March, after another student, Ali Abaker Mussa Idris, was shot dead by security forces at a demonstration. This is the third time that Mohamed Salah Mohamed Abdelrahman has been detained. The Nobel Women’s Initiative asked for the immediate release of this human rights defender last March.
Read about Mohamed’s activism and his previous forced disappearances at the Front Line Defenders website. Meet Walaa Salah Mohamed Abdelrahman, Mohamed’s sister, by reading about her experience with our Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program.
Urge Sudanese authorities to ensure that Mohamed Salah Mohamed Abdelrahman, Moamar Musa Mohamed, Taj Alsir Jaafar are unconditionally released or charged with a recognizable offense. Also, urge them to ensure that the detainees are not subjected to torture or any ill-treatment.