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Sudan: lawyer and political activist Salah El Tayeb killed following arrest and torture

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Press release

Geneva – May 12, 2024


The Committee for Justice (CFJ) has monitored the killing of Salah El Tayeb Musa, a lawyer and leader of the Sudanese Congress Party Al-Qrashy branch, by Sudanese military intelligence after his arrest on April 17th last year.

Reports indicate that El Tayeb was detained along with other civilians at a school in the village of Al Azazi, where he was subjected to torture and mistreatment. Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries on May 5th, 2024, after 19 days in custody.

CFJ unequivocally condemns the extrajudicial killing of Sudanese activist and lawyer Salah El Tayeb, describing it as a heinous crime committed outside the

bounds of legal process. Torture, as per Sudanese law and international human rights conventions such as the UN Convention against Torture, is a criminal act.

CFJ has demanded an impartial, transparent, and thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding El Tayeb’s death. They are also calling for the prosecution and accountability of those responsible, ensuring that perpetrators are not allowed to evade justice.

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