News from Khartoum
Judges threatened for participating in march
According to Altaghyeer press, judges who participated in a march at the military headquarters have been threatened with questioning and possible suspension. However, the democratic lawyer’s association declared its support for the judges and stated they will organize a strike and seize working in all courts if any of the judges are questioned or suspended. It has been stated that those who are affiliated with the previous regime are the ones who are calling for the judge’s suspension. Therefore the lawyer’s association is demanding that the judiciary system to be cleansed from all politically motivated individuals and to create an impartial authority that will ensure justice and fairness will always take place.
This of course violates the judge’s right to protest as citizens and their freedom of expression, which is protected under article 39 of the Sudanese transitional constitution of 2005 “Every citizen shall have an unrestricted right to the freedom of expression, reception, and dissemination of information, publication, and access to the press without prejudice to order, safety or public morals as determined by law”.