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Sudan referendum voters overwhelmingly in favor of secession

[JURIST] An overwhelming 98.8 percent [SSRC materials] of voters in Southern Sudan’s Independence Referendum last week voted in favor of secession according to preliminary results released Saturday by the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission [official website]. The poll results are not … Continue reading

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Sudan security forces arrest opposition leader

[JURIST] Sudanese security forces on Tuesday arrested opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi [BBC profile] and eight other opposition party members. The arrests come after the Popular Congress Party (PCP) called for a popular uprising in protest of price increases on various … Continue reading

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Sudan court dismisses challenge to independence vote, refuses to dismiss 2 others

[JURIST] Sudan’s Constitutional Court on Monday rejected a suit that could have postponed next month’s scheduled referendum on independence for southern Sudan but chose not to dismiss two similar suits. According to a spokesperson for the South Sudan Referendum Commission … Continue reading

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Sudan civil society group challenges southern referendum

[JURIST] A Sudanese civil society group filed a lawsuit Sunday challenging the actions of the commission handling the January 9 self-determination referendum in southern Sudan. The challenge, filed with the Sudanese Constitutional Court, alleges that the commission violated the procedures … Continue reading

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