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Central Darfur prince ‘dies of torture’ in Khartoum

November 29 - 2017 KHARTOUM
Musa Hilal, chairman of the Revolutionary Awakening Council, arrives as captive in Khartoum on Monday (RD)
Musa Hilal, chairman of the Revolutionary Awakening Council, arrives as captive in Khartoum on Monday (RD)

The family of Adam Khatir, the Prince of the Awlad Eid in Central Darfur, have accused Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) of torturing him to death. Prince Khatir was one of those arrested in Darfur and transferred to Khartoum on Monday along with Musa Hilal, former janjaweed leader and chairman of the Revolutionary Awakening Council.

The son of Khatir’s brother accused the security apparatus of torturing his uncle to death. He said Khatir was arrested with Musa Hilal at Misteriya and transferred with him to Khartoum. The family was notified of his death after arriving in Khartoum.

The Sudanese Communist Party has warned of the transformation of Darfur into an arena of regional and international conflict and massive wars, as well as bearing the danger of tearing apart the rest of the country in the wake of events in Misteriya, where Hilal, his sons, brothers, and many followers were detained in a raid by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The party said in a statement that the latest developments in Darfur have confirmed the party’s view that the collection of weapon without addressing the reasons that led to holding them and the availability of security in the province will lead to further civil strife.

The party called for holding accountable all those responsible for committing crimes against Darfur people, stopping sending the sons of the province to the war in Yemen and arming the civilians outside the armed forces.

The opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has described what happened in Misteriya as “war launched by the National Congress Part in the name of collection of weapons”.

Kamal Omar of the PCP leadership held the government responsible for what is happening in Darfur, explaining that it has distributed weapons to the militias. He condemned the resolution of conflicts through use of violence and weapons.

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