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To whom it may concern

Date: 30 April 2018


Dear Sir/Madam,

This is to confirm that Mr. Muaz Dahya is a Sudanese citizen from the Nuba Mountains region, member of the
Nitil group of the Nuba ethnicity. Since his arrival in the UK, Mr. Dahya joined the Nuba Mountains Solidarity
Abroad (NMSA) and attended some of the rallies and community events organised by NMSA. The aim of these
activities was to enhance the campaign on issues of discrimination, marginalisation and human right abuses that the
Nuba people face in Sudan.

The region of the Nuba Mountains has been experiencing devastating civil war since 1983 between the SPLM/A
and the Government of the Sudan. The conflict forced many Nuba citizens to flee from the region, seeking safety
in neighbouring countries or becoming internally displaced (IDPs) in other parts of northern Sudan. Furthermore,
many IDPs, particularly young and educated people, including human right activists from the Nuba Mountains
region, have been targeted along with other African tribes and have endured discrimination and marginalisation.
Many were subjected to detentions and prosecution if accused of sympathising with the armed opposition or
suspected of being loyal to the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). Also, the conflict that began
in 2011, in the Nuba Mountains made the situation worse for the Nuba people living in northern towns and cities.
As the number of IDP’s increased, the pressure of the Khartoum government on the Nuba people became
increasingly difficult to avoid. The current situation is not any different from when the war erupted in 2011. Seven
years have passed, and the human rights situation in the region of the Nuba Mountain remains in a critical condition.

NMSA is a non-charitable organisation that has been documenting cases of human rights abuses and violence
committed by the government of Sudan against Nuba citizens across the country throughout the prolonged civil war
in Sudan. It has been witnessing and monitoring the security situation regularly as well as documenting atrocities
committed against innocent civilians of the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. The organisation holds cases of these human
rights abuses as evidence for future reference.

We, therefore, strongly recommend and appeal to your esteemed immigration office, to consider the continued
threats, which might pose personal risks to Mr. Dahya when making the final decision regarding his case.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further information and clarification.

Yours Faithfully,

Dr. Yasir Hamouda


Secretary General,
Nuba Mountains Solidarity Abroad (MNSA) – UK and Northern Ireland
Email: yasir.h99@outlook.com