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23.05.2007 - Source: Amnesty International
10 members of Popular Congress acquitted after court accepted their confessions were obtained under torture ("Annual Report 2007") [ID 20093]
"In April the remaining 10 defendants in a trial of Popular Congress members were acquitted after the Special Court in Khartoum North accepted that their confessions were obtained under torture. They had been arrested in September 2004 and charged with an attempted coup."
23.05.2006 - Source: Amnesty International
Imprisoned supporters of Popular Congress remain in custody ("Annual Report 2006") [ID 18346]
"Supporters of the Popular Congress party arrested in September 2004 remained imprisoned. The government did not make public the findings of inquiries promised after the deaths of two Popular Congress student activists in 2004, reportedly as a result of being beaten after arrest."
20.04.2006 - Source: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation
On 20 June 2005, after a statement of the president, eight members of the Popular National Congress (PNC), including Hassan Al Turabi, were released ("10th European Country of Origin Infomation Seminar Budapest, 1 - 2 December 2005: Final Report on Sudan") [#49770], [ID 18931]
"In 1999, the former prime minister, Hassan Al Turabi, split from the National Islamic Congress to form the Popular National Congress (PNC). In 2000, he was arrested and imprisoned for three years. With much of the opposition in exile, particularly PNC members, that is the Islamist Turabi faction, were targeted by the regime during those years. [...]
On 30 June 2005, after a statement of the president, 29 political prisoners were released: eight members of the PNC, including Hassan Al Turabi who was again in detention without charge since March 2004, six Manasseer tribe activists who had protested against mass relocation for the construction of the Marawi Dam, and 15 Beja Congress activists."
08.03.2006 - Source: US Department of State
Turabi and 17 members of the Eastern-based Beja Congress have been released on June 30 ("Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2005") [#46041], [ID 12414]
"Unlike in the previous year, there was a decrease in the detention of members of Hassan al-Turabi's Popular Congress Party. On June 30, authorities released Turabi (after 15 months' detention) and 17 members of the Eastern-based Beja Congress (who had been detained for 5 months without charges)."
01.07.2005 - Source: Integrated Regional Information Network
Hassan al-Turabi, secretary-general of Islamist opposition party Popular National Congress, who was in detention and under house arrest since March 2004, released; all other political detainees released, says President al-Bashir ("Government releases prominent political prisoner") [#33522], [ID 12415]
14.05.2005 - Source: BBC News
28 men sentenced for up to 15 years in prison for attempting to seize power at the end of September 2004; lawyers for the defendants claim that the proceedings were flawed and that confessions were obtained through torture ("Sudanese jailed for coup attempt") [#32328], [ID 12416]
28.02.2005 - Source: US Department of State
Hassan al-Turabi's PNC remains proscribed; increase in detentions of PNC members ("Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2004") [#29477], [ID 12417]
"Authorities continued to detain political opponents of the Government. There was an increase in detentions of members of Hassan al-Turabi's Popular National Congress (PNC), including several major crackdowns leading to dozens of arrests and detentions, which the Government claimed were in response to coup plotting. Turabi himself has been held without charge since September. [...]
Hassan al-Turabi's PNC remained a proscribed political organization."