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Sudanese Professionals Association calls for protest against ‘illegal RSF detention centres’

January 13 - 2021 KHARTOUM
The SPA calling for demonstrations to demand the closure of illegal detention cells in Sudan yesterday (Social media)
The SPA calling for demonstrations to demand the closure of illegal detention cells in Sudan yesterday (Social media)

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), the driving force behind the 2018 December revolution, announced new protests yesterday after its demand to close the Rapid Support Forces detention centres within two weeks has not been met.

Apart from the Attorney General, the SPA did not receive any response to its demand to close all illegal detention centres in the country from “any government department, including the RSF”.

El Fatih Hussein, Legal Affairs Secretary of the SPA, said at a press conference in Khartoum yesterday that the SPA will organise demonstrations and vigils in downtown Khartoum and various neighbourhoods to strengthen their demand.

On December 21, members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) detained young activist Bahaeldin Nouri in southern Khartoum. The reason is so far unknown.

His family found his body the following morning in the mortuary of the Omdurman Teaching Hospital. The officers accused of the murder have been arrested.

The Attorney General informed the SPA that the immunity of the RSF members accused of torturing Nouri to death has not been lifted until now.

SPA Legal Affairs Secretary El Fatih Hussein called for justice to be extended “to all those who issued the order to detain Nouri”.

Khartoum Resistance Committees staged a protest vigil yesterday in front of the offices of the Khartoum state government, demanding that those accused of killing Nouri be brought to trial.

Resistance Committees in Khartoum demanding
that the killers of activist Bahaeldin Nouri be brought to justice
(Social media)

 


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