May 292014
 
 Strässer on the sentencing to death of Sudanese woman

Statement by Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on the sentencing to death of Sudanese woman Meriam Yehya Ibrahim BERLIN, Germany, May 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid and Member of the German Bundestag, issued the following statement today (27 May 2014) on the sentencing [...]

May 272014
 
Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultation Implementation Committee launched in El Fasher

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultation (DIDC) Implementation Committee was launched on 26 May 2014 in a ceremony hosted by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in El Fasher, North Darfur.   The DIDC mechanism, stipulated in the Doha Document for Peace [...]

May 262014
 
Darfur : UNAMID Head visits Geneva

  UNAMID Head visits Geneva, calls for cooperation to advance human rights in Darfur EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur and Chief mediator, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, concluded a two-day visit to Geneva on 23 May, where he held several meetings at [...]

May 262014
 
Sudan : UNAMID peacekeeper killed and 3 injured

A UNAMID peacekeeper killed and three injured in Kabkabiya, North Darfur EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, May 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeeper was killed and three others were injured on the morning of 24 May in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, while attending a mediation meeting between two disputing [...]

May 202014
 
Switzerland commits an additional CHF 4.5 million for South Sudan

BERN, Switzerland, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Switzerland has allocated an additional CHF 4.5 million for the victims of the crisis in South Sudan. This was announced on Tuesday at a conference of donor countries held in Oslo. Switzerland’s overall financial commitment to humanitarian aid for this country in the Horn of Africa [...]

May 202014
 
The AU appeals to the Sudanese parties

The African Union appeals to the Sudanese parties to desist from any action that could undermine the national dialogue ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, wishes to recall her statement of 7 April 2014, through which she [...]

May 192014
 
Sudanese Chargé d'Affaires summoned to FCO over death sentence case

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO Press Release: Sudanese Chargé d’Affaires summoned to FCO over death sentence case   Sudan urged to uphold international obligations on freedom of religion or belief following death sentence in apostasy case. On 15 May Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a young pregnant Sudanese mother, was found [...]

May 192014
 
Sudan: UN rights experts condemn Ibrahim death sentence

Sudan: UN rights experts condemn death sentence against pregnant mother for apostasy and adultery GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of UN human rights experts Monday expressed alarm after Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman pregnant with her second child, was sentenced to death and 100 lashes for marrying a Christian [...]

May 192014
 
Sudan: Continued suspension of activities has severe humanitarian impact

Sudan: Continued suspension of activities has severe humanitarian impact GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) regrets that it has not been allowed to resume its work in Sudan. The suspension of its activities for more than three months is having severe consequences for the [...]

May 162014
 
Sudan : Caitlin Hayden Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag statement

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Sentencing of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag in Sudan WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today in Sudan, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to be flogged for adultery and to be hanged to death for apostasy because she married a Christian man. We strongly condemn [...]

May 162014
 
Canada Appalled by Death Sentence Handed to Sudanese Woman

OTTAWA, Canada, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: “Canada is shocked and appalled by the decision to impose a sentence of death for apostasy and of 100 lashes for ‘adultery’ in the trial of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Christian mother expecting [...]

May 162014
 
U.S. Deeply Disturbed by Court Ruling in Sudan Apostasy Case

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 15, 2014     We are deeply disturbed over the sentencing today of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag to death by hanging for apostasy. We are also deeply concerned by the flogging sentence for [...]