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More teachers detained in Sudan capital

November 28 - 2016 KHARTOUM
A classroom in a suburb of Khartoum (
A classroom in a suburb of Khartoum (

Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Khartoum detained three teachers last week.

The Federal Teachers Committee (FTC) reported in a statement on Sunday that the NISS detained headmaster Munir Mohamed, and teachers El Shazli Mohamed Adam and Abdel Majid Bashir in Ombadda locality last week.

The Committee accused the security apparatus of conducting “a prosecution campaign” against teachers in Khartoum over their demands for an improved working environment.

Last Monday, the NISS detained Ammar Yousef, member of the FTC executive office of the Federal Teachers Committee, in his house in El Kalakla in southern Khartoum.

Committee members Tareg Maman, teacher in Khartoum locality, Hamdan Bolad, teacher in Jebel Awliya locality, and a certain Ismail teaching in Karari locality were summoned to appear at one of the security offices in the Sudanese capital.

The teachers reported in their statement that Yousef is still being held incommunicado. They emphasised that “the prosecutions will not stop us from demanding our rights”.  

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