Sudan: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what report he has received on whether all 80 of the detainees included in the Government of Sudan’s announcement of 18 February 2018 have been released.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The British Government remains concerned about the arbitrary arrest and continued detention without charge or trial of a number of activists involved in recent protests in Sudan. We have continually raised the issue with the Government of Sudan. We have received estimates that around 40 detainees have been released.

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