JEM prisoners transferred to isolation cells, Sudan

The authorities have transferred five prisoners of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) from Kober prison in Khartoum to solitary confinement cells, where they are allegedly exposed to harsh forms of torture. The five prisoners of JEM from Darfur were arrested during the movement’s invasion of Omdurman in 2008, and are sentenced to death. One of the prisoner’s family members told Radio Dabanga that the prisoners are: Mohamed Haji Sharif of Sirba locality, Abakar Hashim of Kulbus locality, Babikir Salih of Sirba locality, Mohamed Hashim, and Osman Rabeh. Their families demand legal and human rights activists to help them “save their relatives from this unjust torture”, the family member said. According to the JEM in May 2013, the invasion was sparked by clashes between government forces and rebel forces under the banner of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) in North Kordofan. File photo: A policeman inspects a cell in Darfur (Unamid) Related: JEM warns against threats to prisoners in Omdurman (5 May 2013)

The authorities have transferred five prisoners of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) from Kober prison in Khartoum to solitary confinement cells, where they are allegedly exposed to harsh forms of torture.

The five prisoners of JEM from Darfur were arrested during the movement’s invasion of Omdurman in 2008, and are sentenced to death. One of the prisoner’s family members told Radio Dabanga that the prisoners are: Mohamed Haji Sharif of Sirba locality, Abakar Hashim of Kulbus locality, Babikir Salih of Sirba locality, Mohamed Hashim, and Osman Rabeh.

Their families demand legal and human rights activists to help them “save their relatives from this unjust torture”, the family member said.

According to the JEM in May 2013, the invasion was sparked by clashes between government forces and rebel forces under the banner of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) in North Kordofan.

File photo: A policeman inspects a cell in Darfur (Unamid)

Related: JEM warns against threats to prisoners in Omdurman (5 May 2013)