"Ghost Houses"

Posted October 20, 2013 from Sudan
Source: http://muslimpresence.com/?p=2360
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This video is about torture in Sudan which is an issue that has been tremendously overlooked, and not enough light was shed on it. I am hoping that through this short video, I will be able to reflect on the gravity of the situation and the extreme inhuman actions that the government of Sudan is exercising against activists and anyone who opposed the regime.

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This multimedia story is part of an assignment for Voices of Our Future a program of World Pulse that provides rigorous digital empowerment and citizen journalism training for grassroots women leaders. World Pulse lifts and unites the voices of women from some of the most unheard regions of the world. Voices of Our Future 2013 Assignments: Multimedia

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  • Hideko N.
    Oct 22, 2013
    Oct 22, 2013

    Anab, first, I am relieved to know that you are in California, not in Sudan. Second, how horrifying to know the extent of brutal treatment human beings can do to other human beings. Being in California, it may not be easy to collect all this information, since it is not well known. I admire your courage to stand up and voice for the defenceless in Sudan. Hope to understand more what is happening there and how they can be helped.

    Hideko N. SWACIN http://www.swacin.com

  • Olanike
    Oct 22, 2013
    Oct 22, 2013

    It is really disheartening to about the inhumane treatments that man metes out to fellow human beings. The pains unveiled in the voices of the victims as well as their tears sends a very strong message which is also aptly captured in the picture with those resounding words " NO TO TORTURE: NOT THERE, NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE, NEVER".

    You are a gem to Sudan and I admire you for not allowing distance to drown your desire and commitment towards positive change in your country.

    Blessings and much love, Greengirl

  • Iryna
    Oct 22, 2013
    Oct 22, 2013

    Anab, I completely support your appel: No torture! This unhuman behave cannot be exonerated never. We deserve peace and we deserve freedom to speak!

    You made a strong and appealing video.

    Warm regards from Ukraine, Iryna

  • Sarah Whitten-Grigsby
    Oct 24, 2013
    Oct 24, 2013

    So sad and terrible, this matter of torture! Cowardly, unspeakable cruel and unthinkable . You have great courage to create this piece and bring it forth so strongly and with complete clarity as toots purpose.

    One often wonders how we human beings came to torture each other -- throughout history -- how we can be so completely lacking in feeling, in empathy, in sympathy . . .

    Thank you, Dear Anab, for this powerful piece of work, and may it be seen by many people, especially those who may be able to help the victims in any way. With Respect and Support, Sarah
  • anab87j9
    Oct 25, 2013
    Oct 25, 2013

    Thank you so much oh you precious ladies! I appreciate the encouragement and I am speechless!

    I just hope and pray that this video is seen by people who can help and do something. It is an issue that pains me so much, because we are people capable of so much good in our country and so much good in this world, but our lives are shattered by these types of torture. One of my close friends disclosed to me that when he was in detention, he has electric shocks applied to his genitals and now he has to suffer, and his life is shattered. I have never cried as much in my whole life, and promised him that it will be okay. I want to make it okay, and I want to bring these bastards out of the dark and expose their crimes.

    It makes me upset to see that Bashir, with all this blood on his hands, and having an arrest warrant out for him by the ICC, he roams free, detaining innocents, while he should be in jail for his crimes. I pray that this would change and that the international community will do something about this. Why let a criminal walk free while he kills, tortures and detains??



  • bitani
    Nov 09, 2013
    Nov 09, 2013

    Anab, first, I love your first name, we don't have it here. it is a ع right?

    second, and most important, I am glad your video is on this topic. torture is just very common in the arab world, in the name of politics. i don't know if those who commit such acts can still be labelled 'humans'

    keep your voice rising, and i hope one day this awful crime is brought to an end