Security authorities in the state of North Darfur have arrested five displaced people accused of talking to the UN Security Council delegation that visited last week. Those arrested included Abdullah Ishaq Abdel Razek, the supervisor of the nutrition program of the camp’s schools, and Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed Al-Haj.
The arrests were part of a campaign of harassment on the part of the authorities against the displaced in camps around El Fasher. The campaign began after the meeting that the displaced held last Friday with a delegation of the Security Council at Camp Abu Shouk.Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that Abdullah, one of the activists at Abu Shouk Camp, received threatening telephone calls from security authorities prior to the meeting with the UN Security Council. He was told not to talk about the real security and humanitarian situations in the camp. He was arrested on Monday. Witnesses said that the reason for his arrest was that he spoke to members of the Security Council delegation about the reality of the conditions in Darfur while they were going through the market of Abu Shouk Camp.