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Aug-13-2012 16:55printcomments

NISS Rearrests Rudwan Dawod Before he Leaves Court Premises

An Oregon resident, Rudwan has been detained since July 3.

Rudwan Dawod with his wife Nancy Dawod in Oregon
Rudwan Dawod with his wife Nancy Dawod in Oregon

(KHARTOUM) - Shortly after his release, the NISS re-arrested #Rudwan rearrested and he's now in their custody in danger of further torture.

Abbas Mohamed Khalil, Criminal Court Judge, dismissed the case against Ahmed Kawarti and Rudwan Dawod today August 13. He ordered Rudwan to pay a fine of 500 Sudanese Pound and considered his detention during the trial adequate to compensate for his punishment under the article (19) which states “attempting” to disturb the public peace.

Activist attending the trial collected the amount due for the fine and paid it off to expedite celebrating Rudwan’s release. However, a National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) Captain, Al-Tayb Abdulrahman, threatened Rudwan before the judge that he is not free yet even if the Court said so. Captain Abdulrahman had a warrant ready while the lawyers were finalizing the release of Rudwan.

NISS official paper ordered the transfer of Rudwan to NISS custody without pressing any charges or uttering any accusations, which is legal per Public Order Law. This is act is disrespectful to judicial prestige and allows NISS to act as a higher power that could supersedes court orders.

Rudwan has been detained since July 3. He has been subject to torture and abuse during his detention and he was threatened repeatedly to be assassinated. Two judges rescheduled Rudwan’s trial twice because execution sentences was not among their jurisdiction.

Girifna condemns the outrageous action of re-arresting Rudwan by NISS and demands his immediate release to rejoin his wife who is due to have their first baby girl very soon. Court found Rudwan innocent and NISS should not disrespect Court and arrest him without pressing charges. This legal chaos harms the justice and should be put to an end.

NISS rearrests Rudwan Dawod

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U.S. aid worker re-arrested in Sudan after being freed by judge

By Joshua Rhett Miller

A Sudanese activist and permanent U.S. resident who was facing the death penalty was ordered freed by a judge in Khartoum - then re-arrested moments later, sources close to the matter told FoxNews.com.

Charges against Rudwan Dawod, including forming a terrorist organization, were dropped on Monday by a judge in the case, but the 30-year-old Oregon political activist was ordered to pay a fine of 500 Sudanese pounds — roughly $100 — for planning to burn tires during a protest.

Dawod, whose wife is in Oregon and expecting their first child next month, was then taken into custody by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) after the fine was paid by Dawod’s associates and he was released on time served, according to Tom Prichard, executive director of Sudan Sunrise, a U.S.-based organization where Dawod works as a project director.

Read more: U.S. aid worker re-arrested in Sudan after being freed by judge - foxnews.com

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