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Sudan committee advises to reduce students’ sanctions

September 12 - 2016 KHARTOUM
Students who were detained by the security apparatus in the office of lawyer Nabil Adeeb on 5 May 2016 (file photo)
Students who were detained by the security apparatus in the office of lawyer Nabil Adeeb on 5 May 2016 (file photo)

The committee formed to investigate the dismissal and suspension of 17 students of the University of Khartoum in May this year, has rounded-off its report.

Chancellor Ahmed Mohamed Suleiman officially received the document on Sunday.

The committee recommended in its report to reduce the sanctions meted-out to some of the students to varying degrees. It based the recommendation on the evidence and facts provided by witnesses, as well as “the social situation and the excellent academic levels of some of the students”.

Six of the students were indefinitely dismissed from Khartoum University, and 11 others were suspended for two years in early May, after widespread protests against a rumoured decision by the administration to sell-off faculty buildings and move its facilities to the suburbs of Soba in southern Khartoum.

On 5 May, security agents stormed the office of lawyer Nabil Adeeb in Khartoum, and detained a number of students who wanted to hire him to challenge the dismissal. They were released in the end of June.


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