Abdel Monim Elgak is an outspoken advocate on justice, accountability and human rights violations in Sudan. Amnesty International campaigned on his behalf when in 2008 he was detained and tortured by the National Intelligence and Security Services. He later fled northern Sudan. Monim and his colleagues have filed a complaint with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights against the Sudanese authorities over their treatment in detention.
Ali Agab is a prominent Sudanese human rights lawyer who worked at the Khartoum Centre for Human Rights and Environmental Development. After the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against President Omar Al Bashir, the authorities closed down the centre and Ali sought asylum in the UK. He currently works with the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies.
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