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Salem-News.com (Jul-07-2014 15:32)

Sudan: Closure of Salmmah Women`s Resource Centre

Since 1997, the organisation has worked to promote women's rights and gender equality.

(LONDON) - Ms Fahima Hashim I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human rights activist and freelance journalist.

I am informed by Frontline defenders that on 24 June 2014, the Ministry of Justice cancelled the registration license of human rights organisation the Salmmah Women's Resource Centre, and initiated the immediate liquidation of the organisation, leading to its closure on the same day.

It is reported that the decision is in response to the work of the organisation's director, human rights defender Ms Fahima Hashim.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-24-2014 14:14)

South Sudan: Attack at the Home of Human Rights Defender Mr Biel Boutros

Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com, William Nicholas Gomes is concerned over the attack by state security forces on Biel Bourtos' home, as it appears to be directly targeted against him and his family.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - boutros-attack-wg On the night of 20 January 2014, more than 30 armed men believed to be part of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) raided the house of human rights defender Mr Biel Boutros.

Biel Bourtos is the director of the South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA), a Juba-based, non-political, not-for-profit organisation that monitors and documents human rights violations in South Sudan and advocates for justice and the rights of vulnerable groups.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-01-2014 18:58)

Every Person Has a Name

Asaf Weitzen, a lawyer who works for the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants and represents 123 of the asylum seekers, said he was disturbed by the fact that in the appeal the asylum seekers have no names, only numbers.

(JERUSALEM) - That every person has a name is categorical and therefore universal Ten days ago some 200 asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea marched to Jerusalem to protest against their mistreatment by the Israeli government.

They had left a new ‘open’ detention facility in the Negev desert, where they are obliged to spend the night and attend three role calls during the day. They walked for about six hours to the nearest city, Beer-Sheva, my hometown.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-06-2012 22:11)

Scars of Torture No Match for Spirit of Intrepid Oregon Peace Activist

A struggle to survive torture in Sudan ends in a living reward for Rudwan and Nancy Dawod.

(EUGENE, OR) - Rudwan and Nancy Dawod's little baby girl Rudwan Dawod who left Oregon during midsummer to visit his native Sudan, only to be arrested for 'terrorism' while taking part in a peace demonstration.

It is our pleasure to bring you this exclusive interview with Nancy and Rudwan Dawod, who discuss his recent ordeal in Sudan that could have cost him his life.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-20-2012 19:47)

Sudan: Humanitarian Access into Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States

Overview and Recommendations of USCIRF Issues New Policy Brief.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Sudan in Africa Agreements by the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) concerning aid operations are an initial step that may allow the international community to address the needs of hundreds of thousands of displaced persons.

The signings by the GoS and the SPLM-N of separate Memorandums of Understanding on August 5, 2012 will hopefully allow humanitarian access into Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, if the parties can agree to the details of aid operations.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-18-2012 12:47)

Government of Sudan`s Release of Detained Protesters

Statement by Victoria Nuland, Spokesperson.

(WASHINGTON DC) - U.S. State Dept. Spokesperson Victoria Nuland On August 15, the Government of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service announced that it will release from custody all persons detained by it during political protests in June and July.

The United States welcomes this announcement, and calls upon the Government of Sudan to respect its citizens’ rights, including freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2012 21:44)

Rudwan Dawod Has Been Released!

Oregon activist freed after harrowing arrest, trial and threat of death penalty in Sudan!

(EUGENE, OR) - Rudwan and Nancy Dawod We have just received confirmation that Rudwan Dawod has just been released by the Government of Sudan! Rudwan is a leader of many of Sudan Sunrise's reconciliation and humanitarian initiatives.

Rudwan was just released approximately one-half hour ago, before midnight Khartoum time. He is now with his family. He is reported to be in good condition.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2012 13:06)

US Urges Sudan to Free Oregon-Based Activist

Rudwan Daud was arrested for 'terrorism' when he sought to rebuild a Catholic cathedral in his native Sudan.

(KHARTOUM AFP) - Rudwan Dawod The United States on Tuesday urged Sudan to free a US permanent resident who was taken back into custody moments after a judge freed him.

Rudwan Daud, a citizen of Sudan who lives in the western US state of Oregon with his pregnant wife, was cleared Monday by a judge in Khartoum of the most serious charges that could have put him in jail for up to 10 years.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-02-2012 12:45)

Criticizing the Dark Side of Radical Islam Doesn`t Make One Pro-Israel

I criticize and equally applaud all religions; what sets one apart from the next is always simply how they are applied.

(SALEM) - Coexist I write about the realities of resistance fighters and movements deemed 'terrorist' because I understand the struggle that leads to such falsely used nomenclature.

I stand against all forms of state terrorism first and foremost and believe that all hope is lost when totalitarian governments rule and are simultaneously allowed to illegally occupy the land of other nations.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-23-2012 15:00)

Knesset Bill Would Deny Migrants Right to Appeal Deportation

Interior Ministry: Migrants who are denied residency would be forced to leave country before appealing the government's decision to deport them.

(TEL AVIV Ha'aretz) - Sudanese and Eritrean refugees sleeping in Levinsky Park. Photo by Hadar Cohen haaretz.com Migrants who are denied residency in Israel would be forced to leave the country before appealing the government's decision to deport them, according to an Interior Ministry-sponsored bill put out yesterday.

In an explanatory note, the ministry acknowledged it was seeking to reduce the number of appeals.

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