Sudan

33 million people
1,310 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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Freedom House mourns the loss of Osman Hummaida, an ardent advocate for human rights in his native Sudan and throughout Africa. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Freedom House calls on Sudan’s government to immediately release Abdulmonim Adam, a lawyer who has defended human rights activists but has been detained without charge, and to end the unlawful arrest of civilians.

 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Freedom House is deeply concerned about the Sudanese government’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrators in Sudan. On March 12, 2014, in the latest incident, government forces fired live ammunition at university students in Khartoum, highlighting the brutality of these abuses.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law, Women's Rights
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
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Africa Program Staff

Freedom House’s latest Freedom in the World report paints a bleak picture of democracy and human rights in Africa overall, with 88 percent of the population living in countries designated either Not Free or Partly Free. Nevertheless, there were a number of small victories on the continent during 2013, even in countries where the prevailing trend remains negative.

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Worst of the Worst 2011: The World's Most Repressive Societies

Freedom House has prepared this special report entitled Worst of the Worst: The World’s Most Repressive Societies, as a companion to its annual survey on the state of global political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World. The special report provides summary country reports, tables, and graphical information on the countries that receive the lowest combined ratings for political rights and civil liberties in Freedom in the World, and whose citizens endure systematic and pervasive human rights violations.

Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.

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In an attempt to address this gap and to promote respect for human rights in Sudan, Freedom House is working on ensuring continuous monitoring of human rights abuses in Sudan and supports domestic, regional and international advocacy activities for adherence to international human rights commitments.