A man from Prince Albert is preparing to leave for Sudan to work undercover in the fight for human rights.You know, if you have been critical of Khartoum and realize that going there is dangerous, but still intend to go there "undercover," it might be in your best interest not to announce your intention to the CBC.
Mohamed Daoud is volunteering with the Sudan Human Rights Organization, a group banned in his country of birth.
He's going alone, but once over there he hopes to meet with other members of the organization in order to investigate human rights violations.
Daoud e-mails people in his organization and contributes to online articles that are often critical of Khartoum's military government, which has been accused of allowing the killings in Darfur to continue.
He plans to meet secretly with people from his cyber-society when he gets to Khartoum.
The government has loosened its grip on human rights organizations somewhat in recent years, but watching the government is still a dangerous pursuit, Daoud said.
"Usually governments in that part of the world, they don't recognize human rights groups. They don't like them. They don't give them any freedom to work. So it's hard for them to work publicly," he said.
Friday, June 09, 2006
K.M. | Friday, June 09, 2006 |