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Dozens of students detained in Khartoum

June 28 - 2019 KHARTOUM
University of Khartoum, Khartoum (File photo)
University of Khartoum, Khartoum (File photo)

On Thursday, paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) detained dozens of students from the East Nile University College in Khartoum.

Eyewitnesses said RSF troops riding in Land Cruisers surrounded the university premises with a large number of soldiers carrying firearms and batons.

Witnesses said the troops beat the students, and searched their bags and mobile phones before taking them to an unknown destination.

Previous detentions

The University of Khartoum Lecturers Initiative has called for the formation of a commission of inquiry to investigate the destruction of the university in beginning June, and to bring the perpetrators to a fair trial.

The Initiative said in a statement on Tuesday that government forces plundered and destroyed the University of Khartoum which took place in conjunction with the bloody dispersal of the sit-in in front of the general command last week.

It pointed to the destruction of the doors of the offices of professors and the looting and destruction of its contents and encroachment on academic offices and laboratories and looting and burning of the university hospital.

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