Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Art Against Torture

Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed الشافعي دفع الله
Photo Source: Cotuit Arts Center
A Sudanese-American visual artist used his art for human rights and to fight torture.

For two weeks in last Feb the Cotuit Center for the Arts (cape Code, MA) hosted different art activities for Mr. Elshafei. He led a workshop that merg art and human rights organized by the arts center and the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission. "They met to bring attention through art to human rights atrocities" said the Cape Code Times

"Sudanese-American artist Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed, currently an artist-in-residence at the arts center, led the project. A sculptor, painter, photographer and installation artist, Mohamed's work has honored journalists killed and tortured around the globe.
Wednesday night, four torches surrounded a blank canvas for the group to work on. Mohamed spray-painted a scene from his hometown in Sudan on the canvas, then urged the crowd to express themselves. " continued the newspaper its first page cover story. "You don't have to be an artist," he said.
Susan Belekewicz, a development consultant at the arts center, took her turn, spray-painting blue hearts.
"It's kind of a sad heart because of all the torture that exists," Belekewicz said.
As the night progressed, a litany of images, including sunrises and rooftops, filled the canvas."

Exposing Torture and بيوت الأشباح

We need to update the file on each of those involved in the dirty business of torture... we need these info on the members of the National Security Aparatus and any other inteligence org belong to the Inqaz regime:

* Names, fake and actual of these scumbags
* Description, features and any body marks
* where they live
* Where they hang out: sport clubs, stores they frequent to get their daily groceries, etc
* What they own
* What their families own, after the 1989
* What their political affiliations before 1989
* Any connection with any Sofi sect
* Their daily Mosque, and the Friday one
* Where they went to school, Secondary and college
* Connections outside Sudan: Malysia, Europe, Egypt, UAR, Qatar, etc
* Where they travel and especially those secret trips...
* Name of any bbusiness you have heard is owned by the Security Aparatus... many of these rental Car services
* any other info you think would help in tracking these scumbags...

Documentation is the most important weapn for those who believe in non-violence
- الأسماء الحقيقية والحركية لهؤلاء المجرمين.
- أوصافهم وسماتهم الشخصية وأى علامات مميزة.
- أماكن وعناوين سكنهم.
- هواياتهم (الرياضية ..الخ) والأندية التي يرتادونها واماكن تسوقهم المعتادة.
- ممتلكاتهم وممتلكات عائلاتهم قبل وبعد 1989
- اتجاهاتهم السياسية قبل 1989
- علاقاتهم بالطرق الصوفية
- المساجد التي يؤدون فيها صلواتهم اليومية وتلك التي يؤدون فيها صلاة الجمعة
- أسماء مدارسهم في جميع المراحل التعليمية.
- علاقاتهم بالدول الخارجية (ماليزيا .. أوروبا .. مصر .. الأمارات المتحدة .. قطر ....... الخ).
- أين يُسافرون عادة وبالأخص سفرياتهم السرية.
- الأعمال التجارية التي يُعتقد بأنها تتبع لجهاز الأمن ...... (كثير منها ذات علاقة بخدمات السيارات).
- أى معلومات تعتقد بأنها تساعد في ملاحقة هذه الحثالة.

mohamed elgadi
for/ Group Against Torture in Sudan