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Student detainees’ families storm security HQ in Sudan’s capital

April 17 - 2016 KHARTOUM
Protesting Khartoum University students out on the street throw rocks at the police forces who arrived to disperse the crowd with teargas on Monday 11 April 2016 (RD)
Protesting Khartoum University students out on the street throw rocks at the police forces who arrived to disperse the crowd with teargas on Monday 11 April 2016 (RD)

A group of relatives of students of the University of Khartoum detained in protests last week, stormed the buildings of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Khartoum on Friday and demanded the release of their sons and daughters.

The families of the students held the security forces responsible for the physical and psychological safety of their sons and daughters.

They stormed the buildings after the security apparatus, who delayed the release of the students, and failed provide any information about them.

The students were detained after protesting last week against the plans to move faculties to locations outside the city ‘to make place for tourist attractions’.

The families said in a statement that they have been moving between the NISS offices in Khartoum North and the NISS headquarters in Khartoum city since Tuesday night without learning fate of their sons and daughters, or being able to deliver their personal belongings, clothes, medicines etc.

They condemned the arrest of their sons and daughters, and the NISS concealing information of their detention conditions.

The families confirmed in their statement that the peaceful expression and regulation of protest are rights guaranteed to all according to the Constitution, and that the affiliation of their sons and daughters to political organisations is a right for which they should not be imprisoned.

The statement called for the immediate release of all the detainees.


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