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Families concerned for Sudanese detainees’ welfare

February 20 - 2019 KHARTOUM

The family of detainee Noura Obeid expressed deep concern that it was not allowed to visit her and did not know where she has been detained since she was taken by a security force from a public transport vehicle in the Sudan capital of Khartoum on January 25.

The sister of the detainee, Nazik Obeid, told Radio Dabanga that her sister works as a private sector accountant, caring for a family of six, and is suffering from several diseases for which she has had two surgical operations.

She expressed concern at the frequent news of the lack of adequate health care and adequate food in the detention and demanded her immediate release.

On Monday, the security forces held Wifag Gurashi, activist and leading member of the Independent Students Congress and her sister Dr Wafaa Gurashi.

Witnesses said the security forces detained the two sisters from a shop in a humiliating manner after beating them with electric batons and dragging them to a vehicle belonging to the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) before the sister was released and Wifag Gurashi remained in detention.

The security forces arrested activist Faris El Nour, after he was summoned after his return from London.

Ghazi El Rayah, voluntary work activists and the director of Wasif Lei group Ahmed Ali have been arrested during the past days.

The security services earlier arrested activists in voluntary work Nazim Siraj, Ghazi Tawfig and Migdad Fadul because of their coordination in the treatment of victims of the demonstrations.

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