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Severe beating by security forces leads to leg amputation

March 28 - 2011 Khartoum

Armed security forces in Hamidiya camp beat a refugee called Ali Hussein so heavenly that his leg had to be removed surgically. Ali Hussein, who is one of the prominent leaders in the camp was on his way back from the market when the security forces intersected him, and beat him until he was unconscious.

An eye witness confirmed that he was taken to the hospital where his left leg had to be removed surgically due to the large damage caused by the beating. The hospital was surrounded by police and security forces and the victim’s family was not allowed to visit even after the operation. Reportedly Ali Hussein was also tied by chains. Refugees in the camp described the action as cowardly and terrorist behavior.

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