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Northern Sudanese activists detained in Khartoum

September 16 - 2018 KHARTOUM
Delgo and Koka in Northern State. The area is home to El Mahas tribe (UN OCHA map)
Delgo and Koka in Northern State. The area is home to El Mahas tribe (UN OCHA map)

Seven people from northern Sudan were held by agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) at a house in Kalakla in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Thursday.

The seven men, all members of El Mahas tribe, were having a meeting in El Turaa Club in Kalakla. They planned to discuss the best way to take action against the killing of a soccer supporter by the police in Northern State more than a week ago.

A senior leader of El Mahas Association told Radio Dabanga that the NISS released the seven detainees late on Thursday, after forcing the management of El Turaa Club to sign a pledge not to allow meetings about the subject.

During a match between Kajbar and El Turaa soccer teams in the stadium of Koka in Delgo locality in Northern State on September 5, fighting broke out between the supporters. El Turaa supporter Abdelrahman El Gurashi was fatally hit by police bullets.

During the following two days, hundreds of people in Delgo took to the streets in protest against the killing of El Gurashi.


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