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Arrest of Sudanese women protesting forcible conscription of students

Letter to Sudanese officials regarding the arrest of thirty-three women on 1 December 1997, who were members of the Sudanese Women Association and the Mothers of the Sudanese Students Union. They organized a march to the UN headquarters in Khartoum protesting the forcible conscription of students and to deliver a memorandum to the UN representative.

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Human rights abuses affecting universities and academic personnel

Letter to Sudanese Head of State and Defense Minister expressing concern over the wide range of human rights abuses affecting academic freedom in Sudan including: dismissal of university professors and administrators, imprisonment and possible torture of university professors and students, closure, occupation or interference at university campuses by security forces and the Islamization or Arabization of universities.

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Continued detention and harsh treatment of Sudanese academics

Second letter to Sudanese Head of State and Defense Minister regarding further violations of human rights of detained academics including denial of travel visas for health reasons, harsh treatment of detainees and intimidation by government officials. There is additional concern due to the indefinite closure of Khartoum University following a student strike cutting off students and professors from their place of study.

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