Sudán - Unlawful arrests of Sundanese unionists continue

Trade unionists have condemned the unlawful arrest and detention of Ms Halat Algamer Elnour, the head of the Syndicate of National Audit Camber of Sudan. Ms Elmour was arrested in Khartoum on 24 January 2021 by security forces and released on 28 January. She was accused of refusing to release trade union properties to the government following the unlawful dissolution of trade unions by the subcommittee of the Dismantling and Empowerment Committee of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of Sudan on 14 December 2019.
Unionists note with concern the continuous attacks on trade union freedoms under the current administration as evidenced by dissolutions, arrests, property confiscation and intimidation.
The leader of the Sudan Workers’ Trade Union Federation (SWTUF), Eng Yousid Ali Abdel Karim, and the president of the Sudanese Journalists Union (SJU), Mr Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, were directed to hand over union property in 2020.
In addition to the arrests of the aforementioned union representatives, many other trade unionists have been the victim of arrest and detention in Sudan. This includes the following persons:
Dr Osama Dawina Hamad Al-Nil, treasurer of the Federation of Trade Unions in North Kordofan State; Eng Abdel-Baqi Nour Al-Daem Muhammad, member of the executive office of SWTUF and member of the Secretary of the Secretariat for Economic Studies and Statistics in the same union; Hussam Eddin Suleiman, a member of the Syndicate for the Ministry of Education; and Muhammad Al-Makki Saleh, the general secretary of the Education Syndicate in North Darfur.
And in Gedaref State: Osama Taha Al-Bashir, the deputy treasurer of the Gadaref State Workers’ Union; Engineer Al-Amin Ahmed Mohamed Tom, the youth secretary of the Gedaref State Workers’ union; and Alamuddin Yahya Farah, the head of the Syndicate of the Ministry of Education.
In light of the arrests, unionists maintain that the unilateral dissolution of trade unions and the confiscation of union property is a violation of international labour standards.

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