Sudanese Revolutionary Forces Must Prevent Cooperation With Egypt’s Repressive Regime.
Arab Organization for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) warned that the Sudanese government is willing to extradite Egyptian opponents to Egypt, in the light of a security agreement which took place a few days ago.
Sudanese Security forces arrested a number of Egyptian opponents who fled Egypt in fear of Egyptian regimes repression. Allegations on the forced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment, as well as denial of visitation from lawyers and families, and not being represented before a judicial body were raised.
A wife of a detainee told AOHR UK that her husband got arrested two months ago at the hands of Sudanese Security forces, and since then they lost contact with him. The Sudanese authorities refused to give reasons or reveal the place of his detention. Further, they did not charge or interrogate him officially.
She added that she received a letter from the family of one of the people who had been arrested along with her husband, whose family had been able to visit him in a prison in Sudan. The letter had information that her husband had been interrogated inside a security headquarters in Sudan by Egyptian intelligence officers for hours, then he was transferred to an unknown destination along with a number of other detainees, in preparation for his deportation to Egypt.
AOHR UK stressed that any cooperation by the Sudanese government in extraditing political opponents to a regime that kills, arbitrary detains and tortures detainees, a regime that does not have a fair or transparent judiciary system, is a grave violation of the principles of international law as it endangers the lives of those detainees.
Documents condemning detainees provided by the Egyptian regime cannot be trusted even if they are based on judicial rulings, since the Egyptian regime is known to fabricate criminal charges for opponents detained because of political rivalry. These arbitrary rulings have resulted in issuing unfair death sentences or long prison terms against political opponents.
AOHR UK called on Sudanese civil forces, activists and human rights defenders to stand against the cooperation attempts with the Egyptian repressive regime, as this contradicts the principles of the Sudanese revolution.
AOHR UK held the Sudanese authorities responsible for the safety of the Egyptian citizens who are to be extradited and called for allowing their families and lawyers to visit them and to refrain from extraditing them.