PRI staff and Board welcome the news that Dr Medani, for many years a PRI Board Member and distinguished Sudanese human rights lawyer and advocate, was released from prison on 9 April and the case against him dropped.
Dr Amin Mekki Medani and two fellow human rights defenders, Farouq Abu Eissa and Dr Farah Ibrahim Mohamed Alagar, were arrested on 6 December following the signing of the ‘Sudan Call’, an opposition political declaration calling for an end to one-party rule and a transitional government.
PRI Chair, David Daubney, says:
“We are delighted to hear of the release of our colleague, Dr Medani, a tireless and widely respected advocate for criminal justice and penal reform in the region and beyond. PRI is against the use of arbitrary imprisonment in all circumstances.”
Click here for more information about the Sudan Call and circumstances of these arrests.