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ITUC and ITUC Africa condemn persecution of Trade Unionists in Sudan

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the ITUC Africa have released a letter to Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok condemning the arrests and detention of several trade unionists in different parts of the country and expressing their concern over the governments conduct and crackdown on independent trade unions and their leaders.

The letter alerts the government to its “violation of article 3 of the ILO Convention on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948 (No.87)” and draws its attention “to articles 6, 10, and 11 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights that guarantee the right to personal liberty, protection from arbitrary arrest, freedom of association and freedom of assembly”.

The letter demands “an immediate and unconditional release of all trade union leaders”, and “that they and their trade unions be allowed to operate without interference”.

ITUC Letter to Prime Minister Hamdok February 2021