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Seven more Khartoum students released

June 23 - 2016 KHARTOUM
A student protest in Khartoum (April 16 2016)
A student protest in Khartoum (April 16 2016)

The Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on Tuesday released seven Khartoum University students who were detained during widespread protests in April.

The student protests were mainly aimed against a rumoured decision by Khartoum University to sell-off faculty buildings and move its facilities to the suburbs of Soba on the outskirts of Khartoum.

On Wednesday a student activist told Radio Dabanga from Khartoum that one can see from the physical and psychological look of the released students that they have been subjected to torture.

He explained that the students were released after pledging in writing to the university administration that they will not participate in riots or violence.

He added that the university filed a complaint against Badreldin Salah Abdelbagi Hussein, Hussein Harran, Mohammed Mahjoub Otaiba, Fathi Mohammed Hassan Mohammed, Mohammed Omar Digno, Hassan El Dhai Mohammed Muwaffag Mohammed Badreldin, who have been released, on charges of rioting, public nuisance, and property damage at Khartoum North police department.

Assem Omar of the University of Khartoum, and Sabah El Zein and Bakhit Abdelkarim of El Nilein University are still in detention.

The released students also face possible dismissal by the University of Khartoum which dismissed six students indefinitely and suspended 11 others for two years on May 3.

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