No. H.K/UA/11/020
4th September 2020

                                            URGENT APPEAL MURDER OF A WOMAN BY SAF SOLDIER IN DALLAMI, SUDAN
On 1 st September 2020, a tea maker/seller Ms. Noura Fadul Rehan was shot dead by SAF soldier in Dallam; this was due to a short dispute between them. After shooting her, the soldier ran away and hid at the military base. The murder case was reported to police but they have not arrested him. On 1 st September 2020, Ms. Noura was at her shop serving two customers. An armed soldier of Sudan Armed Force (SAF) came and ordered for coffee. The soldier wanted (insisted) to be served before the other customers but Ms. Noura did not comply with his request. This annoyed him (the soldier) and he immediately shot her seven times on the chest and abdomen and she died instantly. Thereafter, the soldier ran to the military base. The dead body was buried by her family and community members of Dallami. The family members reported the case at Dallami police but the police has not arrested the culprit, the military commandant in Dallami also did not hand in the soldier/culprit to police. This caused tension between civilians and soldiers in Dallami. HUDO is very concerned about the behavior of SAF soldiers and militias in Nuba Mountains/ South Kordufan and calls upon Sudan Sovereign Council, the prime minister, South Kordufan state governor, and federal minister of defense to;
· Immediately investigate this murder case
· Hold to account the SAF commandant in Dallami and to hand over the culprit (soldier) to police
· To address the state of insecurity caused by security agencies in South Kordufan/ Nuba Mountains.
· To ensure rule of law.
· To ensure that the safety of civilians in conflict areas is guaranteed
· Sudan government to respect its international obligations. HUDO Centre More information Ms. Noura Fadul Rehan Adam was 27 years old and tea maker/ seller in Dallami market. Dallami is the capital of Dallami locality in Nuba Mountains/ South Kordufan State. Dallami military base is located about one (1) km south Dallami market. HUDO had frequently reported about women that were shot dead or injured by soldiers. For instance;
· On 1st May 2020, an armed soldier named Kamal Tartur, dressed in Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) uniform, shot five people, two of them had died and three were seriously injured, among them Ms. Hawa Kowa (26 years) and Ms. Halima Hamid Fatees (47 years).
· On 18th September 2019, a PDF soldier shot at a group of people and killed Ms. Mahaseen Edriss (30 years) The affected rights: Right to life
· Article (44) Sudan Transition Constitutional Document 2019
· Articles (6)International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights read with article (3) in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights