The extrajudicial killings of army officers on 24 April 1990, lent support to the dehumanization process the regime exercised over a decade or so by state tortures against people.
In a clear report on state tortures in Sudan, the U.
In all state tortures and disasters of civil war, Sudanese women and children suffered the most, were brutalized, and even lynched by the NIF regime (SHRO-Cairo Human Rights Quarterly, I 999s).
In his complaint against state tortures by NW security officers, Brigadier Mohamed Ahmed Elrayah wrote: "I suffered ways of torture that could be unbelievable to anyone, that contradicted the upright teachings of religion and what state-managers declare and assure" (Sudan Human Rights Quarterly, 1996:36).
These state tortures testify to the fundamentalist indoctrination of the NIF government, which did not only want to change Sudanese government, but also to "conquer the Sudanese society" as Professor Ali Abd-Allah Abbas succinctly concluded (Mahmoud, 1996).
With the first military regime on 17 November 1958, state tortures were largely expanded through the abuse of police authorities against political opponents and trades unionists.
The 1986-1989 democratically-elected government was particularly receptive to appeals by the Sudan Human Rights Organization which, guided by the late Professor Mohamed Omer Beshir, maintained a strong position against the civil war, state tortures, and all crimes against humanity since its public inauguration in 1985.