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Press Statement
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 2, 2005


U.S. Urges the Government of Sudan to Provide Due Process

On January 24, 2005, Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam and Salah Mohamed Abdelrahman were arrested for their work highlighting the violence in Darfur.  On March 1, the Government of Sudan formally charged Dr. Mudawi with crimes against the state.  Dr. Mudawi has been on a hunger strike since February 19. He is now in the hospital, though still under arrest, receiving treatment for loss of weight and medical complications related to his hunger strike.   

 

We call upon the Government of Sudan to release Dr. Mudawi immediately and to provide him with due process of law, including his right to legal representation. We hold the Government of Sudan responsible for his well-being while in custody.  

 

There has been no news on the whereabouts of Mr. Salah Mohamed Abdelrahman since his arrest. We call on the Government of Sudan to verify his status immediately and to release him immediately if he is still in custody.

 

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Released on March 2, 2005

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