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Journo held after West Darfur press conference

November 15 - 2017 EL GENEINA
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Journalist Alaeldin Babikir was arrested by agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service on Monday, after attending a press conference held by West Darfur governor Fadlelmowla El Haja at the government secretariat in the state capital of El Geneina.

The Sudanese Journalists Network and the Darfur Media and Journalists Association condemned the arrest, demanded his immediate release, and warned about subjecting him to any type of physical or verbal abuse.

On Monday, West Darfur Governor El Haja announced at a conference the dissolution of the native administration at the second, third and fourth levels including Amir, Firsha, Omda or Sheikh, this along with the formation of a committee to resolve the issues and problems of nomads.

Journalist Alaeldin Babikir was also arrested as a result of covering bread demonstrations in El Geneina last year.

On Sunday the security authorities arrested students, Amin Khalid and Ahmed Sakari of the Faculty of Education at Refa'a complex in El Gezira for violating the ban on students’ political activity.

The Youth Secretariat of the Democratic Unionist Party said in a statement that members of the security services took the students from the front of Faculty of Education at Refa'a complex against the backdrop of the Democratic Unionist students’ violation of a decision banning political activity at the university.

The arrested students were taken to an unknown destination.

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