Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, engineering professor, faces charges that could result in his execution. It is alleged that Dr. Adam has been targeted for his human rights work. Dr. Adam also has health challenges that may be exacerbated while confined.
July 20, 2017
Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir
Office of the President
PO Box 281
The Committee of Concerned Scientists is an independent organization of scientists, physicians, engineers and scholars devoted to the protection and advancement of human rights and scientific freedom for colleagues all over the world.
We write to express our grave concern for Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, an engineering professor at the University of Khartoum, who faces criminal charges that could result in his execution. We believe Dr. Adam is being targeted for his human rights and humanitarian work. His organization, the Sudan Social Development Organization, is known for human rights work, as well as for peace-building and addressing water, sanitation, and health problems in the country.
Dr. Adam has a fundamental right to carry out this peaceful, non-violent human rights and humanitarian work; nonetheless, according to reports he has repeatedly been harassed and jailed. Most recently, he was arrested in December, 2016, and is still awaiting trial.
We are concerned for Dr. Adam’s health while in custody, where conditions are known to be less than international minimal standards. Dr. Adam has chronic heart and respiratory ailments, and we are concerned that he will not receive adequate medical treatment. He was reportedly subjected to torture in the past.
We urge you, first and foremost, to release Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, immediately and unconditionally, as it appears he is being jailed for peacefully exercising his basic rights. While he is still in custody, we urge you to ensure that he receives sufficient medical attention. Additionally, he should be given regular access to his family and legal representation.
Thank you for your attention to this matter, and we look forward to receiving your response.
Joel L. Lebowitz, Paul H. Plotz, Walter Reich, Eugene M. Chudnovsky, Alexander Greer
Co-Chairs, Committee of Concerned Scientists
Ambassador Maowia Osman Khalid
Embassy of the Republic of Sudan
2210 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 338 8565
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