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Call for release of Nuba-Beni Amer conflict detainees in Port Sudan

September 18 - 2019 PORT SUDAN
Tension between Nuba and Beni Amer tribesmen in Port Sudan in the end of August (Social media)
Tension between Nuba and Beni Amer tribesmen in Port Sudan in the end of August (Social media)

Families of those detained during the conflict between the Nuba and Beni Amer tribes in Port Sudan in end August are calling for their release.

The detainees were arrested in the Darelneim and Filib districts in September. They were tried under emergency measures. Fifty of them were transferred to prisons in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, 29 to prisons in El Obeid in North Kordofan.

The families state that there is no justification to keep them detained anymore, since the two parties signed a reconciliation agreement on September 8. During that ceremony the authorities promised to release the detainees, the relatives claim.

The families pointed out that the detainees live in poor humanitarian and health conditions. A number of those held in El Fasher are suffering from malaria.

At least 35 people died and a number of homes were torched during the clashes. The State of Emergency was declared on August 25. Army troops and militiamen of the Rapid Support Forces were sent to the city.


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