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Sudan security agents detain four more West Darfur students

September 19 - 2018 EL GENEINA
Students in the University of El Geneina in West Darfur (Unamid)
Students in the University of El Geneina in West Darfur (Unamid)

Agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) arrested four more students of the University of El Geneina on Tuesday.

On Monday, 11 students of the University of El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, were reportedly beaten and detained by security troops.

After the stabbing of a woman student in El Zahra dormitory in the town on Sunday night, the students took to the streets in protest against the violent incident. Later that day, a group of students demonstrated against the deterioration of basic services in the boarding houses of the university.

Security forces intervened using batons, tear gas, and bullets. Dozens of students were injured. 

A number of students told Radio Dabanga on Tuesday afternoon that NISS agents held four more students that morning: Najmeldin Adam, Abubakr Abdallah, Abdallah Shibeika, and Mohamed Ahmed.

They added that six of the 11 students held on Monday were released after the head of the university’s Student Affairs department intervened. The five other, wounded, students are still being held in the Military Hospital of El Geneina. No one is allowed to visit them.

The sources said they expect more students to be detained the coming days, “as security forces are still besieging the dormitories”.

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