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Lawyers demand West Darfur governor removed

January 7 - 2020 KHARTOUM / EL GENEINA
The recent violence in El Geneina (file photos RD)
The recent violence in El Geneina (file photos RD)

The Darfur Bar Association (DBA) has demanded the removal of the governor and the leaders of the security services in West Darfur. The Bar Association considers the crimes committed in El Geneina as organised, as opposed to a tribal conflict.

In a statement on Monday, the Bar Association accused the governor of the West Darfur of failing to maintain security during the recent violence in El Geneina. It also accused the security services of involving in the incident.

The Darfur lawyers declared that the armed attack on the displaced people in Kerending camp was not a tribal conflict, rather it was “an organised crime committed by militiamen”.

The Bar Association welcomed the statements of the Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council, Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemeti’, that the El Geneina events were criminal acts and that the state's responsibility lies in prosecuting the perpetrators and bringing them to justice.

The association expressed its appreciation about the efforts of the Attorney General, Tajelsir El Hibir, for initiating investigations into the recent violence in El Geneina. “We are ready to cooperate with the authority to administer justice,” they said.


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