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Man dies in NISS custody in Blue Nile

November 13 - 2018 ED DAMAZIN
El Bau in Blue Nile (File photo: Volodymyr Gerasymenko)
El Bau in Blue Nile (File photo: Volodymyr Gerasymenko)

A man died in the custody of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on October 25 in Blue Nile state. He had been transferred from prison because of his deteriorating health.

The Human Rights Centre (Hudo) reported that the NISS arrested Saeed Ahmed Abdallah in But in Blue Nile and transferred him from the NISS office there to their headquarters in Ed Damazin on October 24.

Abdallah (39 years) was arrested on August 9 and accused of participating in the smuggling of fuel to Upper Nile state in South Sudan.

Hudo Centre reported yesterday that Abdallah was transferred “because of his deteriorating health condition in But. He was denied medical care and access to visitors”. The following day, he died.

“Postmortem was not carried out and the dead body was delivered to his family under intimidation/threats not to take any action. The body was buried in Bout and the families kept silent about the issue and have not sought legal redress,” the statement by the Sudanese NGO reads.

The centre issued a statement about the arrest of Abdalla mid-October. At the time a reliable source informed Hudo Centra that Abdallah was in a very bad condition, suffering from torture trauma, claiming that his skin colour had changed.

It calls upon Sudanese authorities to investigate the circumstances which have led to the death of Abdallah.

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