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Sudan’s Council of Ministers on Tuesday approved a bill to cancel a 1958 law mandating a boycott of the nation of Israel. The 1958 law forbade diplomatic and business relations with Israel, with penalties including up to 10 years in jail and large fines for violators. Last October the two nations agreed to normalize relations [...]

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The Malaysian government enacted Thursday an anti-fake-news law that aims to counter Covid-19 misinformation. The Malaysian King (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) has declared a state of emergency for the country, lasting until August. The law was enacted through an executive authority by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, which does not require any Parliamentary procedures. The law is [...]

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The Sudanese government approved the ratification Tuesday of key international treaties which ban torture and enforced disappearance. The Sudanese Minister of Justice, Dr Nasredeen Abdulbari, announced on Twitter that the Sovereignty Council of Sudan had approved draft laws to join the 1984 Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) [...]

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The Sudanese government Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for cooperating on the trial of former militant leader Ali Kushayb who is accused of committing war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan. According to the Prosecutor, Kushyab was a top commander of [...]

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The Sudan government announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with the US in a move to normalize relations. The agreement is part of steps being taken by Sudan to normalize relations with the US and Israel. As part of the agreement, Sudan will be able to borrow over USD $1 billion annually from [...]

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Egyptian authorities arrested Friday Gasser Abdel Razek, the Executive Director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). EIPR is a Human rights organization whose goal is to “strengthen and protect basic rights and freedoms in Egypt, through research, advocacy and supporting litigation in the fields of civil liberties, economic and social rights, and criminal justice.” EIPR [...]

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The transitional government of Sudan and rebel groups on Saturday formalized a peace deal to end a years-long war that led to the death of hundreds of thousands and displaced millions. South Sudan hosted the ceremony where the transitional government and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of armed groups, signed the deal. The [...]

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Sudan’s ousted president, Omar al-Bashir, went on trial Tuesday in the capital city of Khartoum for spearheading the 1989 coup d’état that brought him to power. After the opening of the trial on Tuesday, proceedings were adjourned until August 11. The charges against al-Bashir include undermining the constitution, violating the Armed Forces Act and stirring up [...]

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A year after violent protests ousted Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, Human Rights Watch called upon the Sudanese government Friday for justice in the deaths of dozens of demonstrators. Al-Bashir was removed from power in a coup d’état in April 2019 after four months of protests against his administration. Pro-government police heavily repressed these protests through [...]

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