Case #160

Country of Origin: 
Sudan
Type of persecution: 
Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower
Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang)
Gender of applicant: 
Female

Case Summary

The applicant has been persecuted by the National Islamic Front (NIF) regime ever since it came to power in 1989. In 1989, she participated in an anti-government demonstration, at which she was attacked and knocked unconscious by government security forces. She was subsequently detained and tortured, verbally abused, and threatened. The applicant attended a university in Sudan where she was active in a women?s rights group. In the 1990s, she was lashed as punishment for refusing to comply with the Islamic dress code. Also, throughout the time that the NIF regime has been in power, the applicant has routinely been followed, stopped in the streets, harassed, and government forces have pointed a gun at her on a few occasions. In 1994, the applicant was taken to a ?ghost house? and tortured.

Date Submitted

Monday, August 23, 1999 - 00:00