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Flogging, fines for students after clash in El Gezira

October 12 - 2018 EL GEZIRA
Students at a clash at the Sudan University in 2016 (RD)
Students at a clash at the Sudan University in 2016 (RD)

A court in Sudan’s El Gezira state sentenced two students to flogging and fines for public nuisance and threatening public safety, following violence between students on Wednesday.

The protest came against the backdrop of clashes on Tuesday evening between student supporters of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and other students on the University of El Gezira’s campus. In the initial clash, the NCP supporters were driven from the El Andalus dormitory by the other students.

The court in Wad Madani issued its sentence against a number of the arrested students yesterday. The court acquitted 20 others and postponed the trial of two students.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a student said that the court sentenced one student to 20 lashes and paying a fine of SDG 500 ($17.80*), and another students has been sentenced to paying a fine of SDG 1,000 ($35.50).

During the events six students were injured by the police while dispersing the crowd, the student added.

More information about the clashes on Tuesday revealed that the fighting took place in the dormitories of El Andalus and Abuhazar.

* Based on the indicative US Dollar rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS)


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