July 21, 2010, 10:05 a.m.
Sudan is in the middle of a sensitive and potentially destabilizing period. The nation recently held flawed presidential elections and is preparing for a referendum on secession in 2011. During this period, the Sudanese government is carrying out a brutal campaign of arbitrary detentions, torture, and mental and physical intimidation against political opponents. Amnesty International has released a report, which details the Sudanese government’s brutal campaign against its opponents.