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‘Sudanese forces torch villages in Blue Nile state’: Arab Coalition, Fayda

May 21 - 2015 BAU LOCALITY
Displaced preparing for the night in Jimam, Kurmuk locality, Blue Nile state (Radio Tamazuj)
Displaced preparing for the night in Jimam, Kurmuk locality, Blue Nile state (Radio Tamazuj)

Fayda Organisation, operating in Blue Nile state, and the Arab Coalition for Sudan have expressed their concern about the violence employed by government forces against villagers in Bau locality.

In a statement on Wednesday, the organisations reported that on Tuesday members of the armed forces, allied militias, and the security apparatus torched Medeim El Jebel village. Some 2,000 families, who had to flee their homes, are now living in the open in harsh conditions.

On the 10th of May, the villages of Megenza, Begeis, and Abu Gerin in the area of Engassana were “emptied of their population”. Megenza was destroyed by fire. About 1,700 families fled to the east bank of Roseiris. 

The organisations also uttered their concern about the arbitrary detention of people on the streets in Blue Nile state. Some of the detainees have been subjected to threats and torture during their interrogation, the statement reads.


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