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East Darfur investigates jailbreak

June 14 - 2016 ED DAEIN
A policeman inspects a prison cell in Darfur (Albert Gonzalez Farran/Unamid)
A policeman inspects a prison cell in Darfur (Albert Gonzalez Farran/Unamid)

East Darfur’s security committee formed an inquiry unit to look into the escape of a number of inmates from Ed Daein prison on the night of Thursday to Friday. Residents of Ed Daein have demanded moving the “dangerous” prison elsewhere.

The security committee, consisting of representatives of the army, police, security service, and the state Governor himself, made the decision soon after the jailbreak that night.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a resident of Ed Daein said that people want the prison to move from downtown to elsewhere. “The prison is a danger to the lives of the residents.”

About ten inmates of the city prison escaped during iftar (breaking the fast) on Thursday night. A witness said that the administration of Ed Daein prison had allowed the inmates to break the daytime fast of Ramadan together.

The prison guards managed to stop two of them after shooting and wounding them. The wounded being treated under guard in Ed Daein hospital. The others managed to flee.


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