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Hanan Hassan Khalifa

HRD & Lawyer

Hanan Hassan Khalifa is a human rights defender and lawyer. She has advocated for prisoners’ rights, freedom of political expression, and against violations of the 2005 Interim Constitution, the freedom of expression.

The ongoing violence by government forces, pro-government militia groups and anti-government armed group forms the backdrop to continued harassment, arbitrary arrests, incommunicado detentions and alleged torture of human rights defenders (HRDs) by Sudanese military and security forces. Freedom of expression and freedom of association and assembly have been increasingly curtailed. In particular, NGO members, journalists and student activists have been targeted.