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Sudan security besiege University, raid hospital in Khartoum: witnesses

October 6 - 2013 KHARTOUM

Security forces reportedly used batons and tear gas to disperse medical students at the University of Khartoum who staged a demonstration on Sunday.

Students reported to Radio Dabanga that security troops, in uniforms and in plain clothes, besieged the University carrying electrical batons and various firearms, preventing students from going onto to the streets.

According to witnesses, security forces reportedly raided the Khartoum hospital on Sunday in order to prevent a strike organised by a number of doctors in protest against the massive arrests of demonstrators, activists, journalists and political party members.

The Sudanese Journalists’ Network announced that they will launch of a campaign in defence of freedom of the press and media on Monday.

A number of writers, journalists and lawyers, as well as relatives from detained journalists, are to speak at the launch at the premises of the National Umma Party in Omdurman.

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