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Seven Central Darfur detainees released

February 20 - 2018 NIERTETI
(file photo)
(file photo)

Seven of the people who were detained in Nierteti, Central Darfur, last month have been released by the security service on Monday. Ten people remain in detention against the backdrop of the weapons collection campaign.

Sudan’s military intelligence and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces detained a number of people on January 11 during searches for illegal weapons in Tur in Nierteti. Two sheikhs were arrested at the time. Sources reported that soldiers beat fourteen people during a raid.

Out of the 25 people who were detained, 13 were released several days later.

An activist informed Radio Dabanga that the security service released the seven detainees Tijani Seifeldin, Adam Hamid Adam, Abdel Shafi Eisa Osman, Mohamed Ahmed Abdallah Musa, Mohamed Eisa Idris, Abdallah Musa and Hasabel Nabi.

Similar searches in Nierteti camp for displaced people carried out by soldiers on January 10 resulted in the wounding of at least three people.

Weapons collection

Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese army began collecting illegal arms and unlicensed vehicles from civilians in the regions in the past months. The collection campaign has entered the stage of compulsory collection of weapons. In North Darfur alone, 12,500 RSF and police have been deployed to assist with the arms collection and the controls of unregistered vehicles.

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