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Students injured, arrested as police storm study hall in Sudan capital

October 18 - 2017 KHARTOUM
University of Khartoum (File photo)
University of Khartoum (File photo)

At least four students were injured and five arrested during an attack by police on students in the study hall at the Faculty of Education of the University of Khartoum on Tuesday.

Students from the Faculty of Education told Radio Dabanga that the incidents came after the students entered into a sit-in from study and examinations because of the administration’s dismissal of three of their colleagues who had earlier called for reform of the university environment.

The students said that the university police, in an attempt to break the sit-in, took a number of students to the examination hall and forced them to sit the exam on Tuesday morning.

They added that the police then assaulted the students who refused to take the exam and caused injuries to Muawia Adam, Yasin Ishag, El Fateh Eisa and Jeili Ali Jeili.

A student told Radio Dabanga that the university police transported the injured students to the hospital and then were transferred after treatment to the police department of Wad Nubawi north where they were held in custody.

The students also pointed to the police arrest of student Abdelrahman Fadul, this along with a number of students still missing whose fate is not yet known.


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