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Student protesters tear gassed in Sudan

July 8 - 2012 KHARTOUM

Police in Sudan fired tear gas and rubber bullets at university students protesting outside Khartoum University on Sunday. A student told Radio Dabanga the police used a new, more aggressive, type of gas which caused intense heat and numbness, in addition to batons and rubber bullets.

Police in Sudan fired tear gas and rubber bullets at university students protesting outside Khartoum University on Sunday. A student told Radio Dabanga the police used a new, more aggressive, type of gas which caused intense heat and numbness, in addition to batons and rubber bullets. The students were heading towards the University mosque whilst chanting “The people want the downfall of the regime” and “Down, down with military rule”, but were driven back by police forces who fired volleys of teargas at them, a witness said.

Mustafa Osman, chairman of the Darfur Student Association at the Quran University, was detained in front of the student dormitories in Omdurman. His current whereabouts are unknown. Students fear he is being tortured and demand his immediate release.


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