COURT TRIAL OF AL SANADRA CASE – Update (34)

HUDO Centre No. H.K/PR/23/019
23rd May 2019
Update (34)
COURT TRIAL OF AL-SANADRA CASE

The court session was held on 15th May 2019 at Khartoum North court before Justice/ Atif Ahmed Abdalla. It was attended by both lawyers’ panels but the prosecutor and defendants were absent. The judge adjourned the court to 29th May 2019. On 15th May 2019 at 11:00 AM, the court session was held at Khartoum North court before Justice/ Atif Ahmed Abdalla. All other parties were present except the prosecutor and defendants. The judge summarily adjourned the court session citing reasons of security concern (public demonstrations) in Sudan which hindered the military police from transporting the defendants to the court. The judge announced that, the verdict will be delivered in the next court session of 29th May 2019.

Recommendations/ Appeals
HUDO urges all the concerned, especially:
v The Sudan court to conduct the trial fairly
v The activists, defenders and supporters to attend court on the day of the verdict
v The diplomatic missions and embassies to observe the court sessions
v The Sudan and international media to give full coverage for the court

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