Minister of Justice Meets Visiting US Congress Delegation

Khalda Elyas

Khartoum- Minister of Justice Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Salim met at his office here yesterday the visiting US Congress delegation that is headed by Congressman Gus Bilirakis.
The minister presented during the meeting a detailed briefing on the role being assumed by the Ministry of Justice and its tasks and the constitutional system in the country besides the reasons and justifications of the declaration of the state of emergency in the country and the procedures pertinent to it as well as the legal guarantees for just trials for the defendants, including the right of appeal and having a defense lawyer.
Dr. Salim affirmed keenness of the state on preservation of the dignity and humanity of the detainees and not subjecting them to any inhumane or illegal treatment.
The meeting also touched on the situation of human rights in Sudan in general and the role of the investigation committees that had been set up and the progress of their works.

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