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North Darfur: Two abductions in broad daylight

Security forces guarding a bus station in Central Darfur (file photo)
Security forces guarding a bus station in Central Darfur (file photo)

Gunmen abducted three people in separate incidents in North Darfur on Friday. A man has been arrested a week after his release in Nierteti, Central Darfur, today.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that militiamen, riding camels, abducted two people in Korma at gunpoint and took them away.

In Dunkolat, 10km south of Kutum, four gunmen kidnapped Abdu Adam Omar Nureldin after he left the Friday prayers at the mosque. They lifted him in his vehicle and drove off.

Man re-arrested

A relative of the recently released Yousef Adam Abdelshafi told Radio Dabanga today that the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Central Darfur has arrested him again. The reasons for both his arrests remain unknown.

Abdelshafi was arrested the first time on 16 March from the market of Nierteti, and released on 18 April. “A week later he disappeared, and his family went looking for him everywhere. They learned that the NISS had re-arrested him.”

In Sudan, the NISS usually does not inform the families of detainees about their arrest – they are notified about it after a prosecutor files a case against the detainee when he or she is considered a suspect. The relative of Abdelshafi said that his family worries that Abdelshafi is subjected to bad treatment or torture by NISS agents, in order to force him to admit committing a crime.

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