South Darfur’s Nyala residents want curfew lifted

The residents of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, have requested the lifting of the curfew or its shortening to 9pm instead of 7pm. The curfew was imposed more than 10 days ago following a popular uprising after a popular community figure was killed.  Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a citizen in Nyala said that the security forces took advantage of the decision to impose a curfew to implement “the most horrendous acts against citizens who are delayed in the early evening, because of transportation delays or any other circumstances”.He reported that those arrested by the authorities for violating the curfew are beaten and tortured, and detained inside the football stadium of Nyala. In the following morning they are brought to trial. The convictions for violation of the curfew range from 30 lashes and a fine of SDG200 ($45). File photo Radio Dabanga Related: Curfew in Nyala after police shoot demonstrators in South Darfur (19 September 2013)Sudan police kill five in uprising against South Darfur Governor (19 September 2013)

The residents of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, have requested the lifting of the curfew or its shortening to 9pm instead of 7pm. The curfew was imposed more than 10 days ago following a popular uprising after a popular community figure was killed. 

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a citizen in Nyala said that the security forces took advantage of the decision to impose a curfew to implement “the most horrendous acts against citizens who are delayed in the early evening, because of transportation delays or any other circumstances”.

He reported that those arrested by the authorities for violating the curfew are beaten and tortured, and detained inside the football stadium of Nyala. In the following morning they are brought to trial. The convictions for violation of the curfew range from 30 lashes and a fine of SDG200 ($45).

File photo Radio Dabanga

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