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‘Detained student tortured to death in West Darfur’

February 3 - 2016 EL GENEINA
Salah Gamar, student at the University of El Geneina, tortured to death (RD)
Salah Gamar, student at the University of El Geneina, tortured to death (RD)

A university student has reportedly succumbed to his injuries sustained in security detention in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a neighbour said that Salah Gamar, student at the University of El Geneina, died on Monday.

“Security officers seized Salah during a raid of the campus of El Geneina University last week, and took him to an unknown location,” he reported.

“On Monday, he was thrown from a car in front of his home in El Geneina. His relatives took him to the hospital, where he died of the consequences of severe torture.”

Gamar was a fourth year student at the Faculty of Economics of the University of El Geneina, and an active volunteer in a civil society organisation.  


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