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Murder accused ‘subjected to severe torture’ in Sudan

March 2 - 2022 KHARTOUM
Mohamed Adam 'Tubak' was wounded in his right leg during protests in Khartoum on January 13 (Social media)
Mohamed Adam 'Tubak' was wounded in his right leg during protests in Khartoum on January 13 (Social media)

The defence team for those accused of killing Police Brigadier Ali Bereima El Rayeh say that the authorities extracted judicial confessions from the defendants under severe torture.

Lawyer Eman Hasan, a volunteer in the defence of detainees, told Radio Dabanga that Mohamed Adam nicknamed Tubak who is one of three young protesters accused of stabbing Brig Ali Bereima to death during demonstrations in Khartoum on the morning of January 13, was subjected to severe torture.

Adam (17) was suspended from his feet. He was subjected to continuous beatings and and he was deprived of water. The plaster was removed from his broken leg without medical supervision.

He currently suffers from swellings in the nose and behind the ear due to being hit with rifle butts. He is unable to to stand on his feet, the lawyer reported.

Mohamed El Fateh 'El Nana' (18) sustained injuries to his back as a result of torture. 

Hasan noted that the "systematic torture of the accused" continued even after their "judicial confessions".

She did not have information about the third suspect, Musab El Shareef.

The families of the accused and their lawyers were not allowed to visit them until 26 days after their detention, she said.

The defence team has submitted a request to disqualify the prosecution because of the invalidity of the procedures and the lack of direct evidence.


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