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Sudan army holds two men incommunicado in South Kordofan

January 13 - 2021 TALODI
Army soldiers in the South Kordofan capital Kadugli (Social media)
Army soldiers in the South Kordofan capital Kadugli (Social media)

Two men from the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan are being held incommunicado by Military Intelligence in Talodi since December 18, the Sudanese Human Rights and Development Organisation (HUDO) reported in a statement today.

Tajelsir Mesebeil and Hussein Abu Jarra were detained by four soldiers of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in Talodi.

Since then, they have been kept incommunicado in Military Intelligence (MI) cells at the Talodi military base. They are denied visits from relatives or lawyers, which raised fear that they may be subjected to torture.

It is presumed that they were held because they arrived in Talodi, which is controlled by the government, coming from an area controlled by Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North under the leadership of Abdelaziz El Hilu (SPLM-N El Hilu).

Last month, a number of people travelling on a lorry from Heiba to Khartoum were detained by Military Intelligence agents in El Abbasiya without a clear reason. The men were reportedly interrogated about their alleged affiliation with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

After six days, the detainees were released. They were warned not to go back to Heiban, their hometown.

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