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Sister of detained No to Women’s Oppression head reveals her location

The sister of the detained No to Women’s Oppression head Amira Otheman stated that the family holds the security authorities fully responsible if her health deteriorates, while she appealed to human rights organizations to help release Amira.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The family of detained Sudanese feminist activist Amira Othman revealed her place of detention after an armed force had raided her home on January 22nd.

Othman acts as head of the No to Women’s Oppression initiative, which was established in 2009 to defend women’s rights during the era of the ousted Omar al-Bashir.

Lawyer Amani Othman –Amira’s sister– told the Sudanese newspaper Al-Jarida on Thursday that her sister was being held in solitary confinement in the women’s prison in Omdurman, without any charges having been brought forward against her.

She pointed out that the authorities ordered her sister to be imprisoned for 21 days without taking into account her health status, and that a traffic accident had caused her to fracture her vertebrae and marrow, which forced her into wheelchair.

Amani stated that the family holds the security authorities fully responsible if her health deteriorates, while she appealed to human rights organizations to help release her.

The No to Women’s Oppression initiative played an important role during the December revolution since its launch in 2019, and aims, through its activities, to defend women’s rights by monitoring violations and supporting victims.

Since the October 25th coup carried out by the army chief Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, the security services in Sudan have been on the hunt for political activists and civil society leaders.

These arrests aim to curb the activities of the opposition to the coup and impede the popular movement currently demanding the removal of the military from political power.

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