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Fifth SLM-TC fighter dies in prison, rebel group claims

September 7 - 2018 DARFUR
A prison cell (acjps.org)
A prison cell (acjps.org)

The rebels of the Sudan Liberation Movement faction called the Transitional Council announced that one of its members died in detention. The total number of its fighters that have died in a Sudanese prison has risen to five.

The spokesman for the SLM-TC, Noureldin Kouki, told Radio Dabanga that prisoner Yagoub Mohamed Hassan Daldoum died in detention on Wednesday. “He was denied medical treatment and health services by the Sudanese security service.”

Kouki considered the death of Daldoum as part of the government’s systematic plan to eliminate rebel prisoners. Earlier, four SLM-TC troops had died while being held in prison, the spokesman claimed.

On August 19, the SLM-TC also claimed that the prisoners of war (PoW’s) died because of medical negligence and torture practices. “And Abdelsalam Mohamed Sadig died on 13 August as a result of medical negligence of the hostages, who were injured during the battles, as well as the continued torture during previous periods.”

The movement at the time said that Sudanese security authorities have refused humanitarian and human rights organisations to conduct a follow-up on the prisoners’ situation and to protect their rights under the Geneva Convention.

Deaths among prisoners of war “are the unannounced implementation of government executions against the prisoners, applied […] by practices of torture,” its statement claimed.
 


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