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Seven boys detained in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

March 4 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA
Children from Jawa village, in East Jebel Marra, 9km west of Deribat (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Children from Jawa village, in East Jebel Marra, 9km west of Deribat (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), stationed at Fanga in East Jebel Marra, detained seven boys aged between nine and 16 on Tuesday.

A relative of one of the children told Dabanga that a group of people were on their way from the area southwest of Fanga to the camps of Tawila or Zamzam camp near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur.

“We decided to enrol our children at a camp school, as classes in East Jebel Marra have stopped, because of the continuing violence, and bombardments.

“When we were passing within one kilometre of the garrison of Fanga, militiamen in two vehicles stopped us. They separated Haidar Musa (8), Shakour Haroun (9), Babakar Hamid (12), Yousef Ali Yahya (13), Awad Suleiman Adam (14), El Rabee Yagoub (15), and Karim Salim Ahmed (16) from their families, and took them with them.

“They told the elderly, the women, and the girls to continue walking, and said that the children would be released later, however, we have not seen them again,” she told Dabanga late this afternoon.


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