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Activists preemptively detained by Sudan junta ahead of Nov 17 marches

November 18 - 2021 KHARTOUM / KOSTI
Noureldin Salaheldin was detained before dawn on Wednesday (Photo: Social media)
Noureldin Salaheldin was detained before dawn on Wednesday (Photo: Social media)

It has emerged that Sudanese forces of the military junta, that seized power in a coup d’état on October 25, launched a major detention campaign against activists from the Resistance Committees, in anticipation of yesterday’s November 17 anti-coup marches, during which at least 15 people are confirmed to have died, and dozens wounded.

Military forces detained a leading member of the Sudanese Congress Party, Noureldin Salaheldin, before dawn on Wednesday, and took him to an unknown destination.

The Sudanese Congress Party reported that a heavily armed force took Salaheldin from his house in Khartoum “in a terrifying manner” at about one o’clock on Wednesday morning.

A Military Intelligence force also detained Niemat Jamaa, member of the White Nile state Empowerment Removal Committee in Kosti, “near the hospital” on Tuesday. It is not clear where she is being held.

The flow of up-to-date information from Sudan has been severely curtailed by a country wide blackout of internet and mobile phone services on the orders of the junta, in spite of three rulings by the Khartoum court for services to be restored.

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