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Teacher, vendor detained in South, West Darfur

October 5 - 2015 GIREIDA / SIRBA
A volunteer teacher at the secondary school for boys and girls in Um Maraheik, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A volunteer teacher at the secondary school for boys and girls in Um Maraheik, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Military Intelligence officers detained a teacher in Gireida, South Darfur, on Sunday. On Wednesday, a displaced vendor was held by members of the Chadian-Sudanese joint forces in West Darfur’s Sirba locality.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a teacher of El Wifag Secondary School reported that his colleague, Ahmed Abdallah Haroun, was summoned by the Military Intelligence (MI) in Gireida on Thursday.

“They questioned him about his political views, and whether he was active in an organisation, or had contacts with one of the Darfur rebel movements,” he said. “He was released the same day, however, on Sunday morning, an MI force raided Haroun’s home and detained him again.” 

The teacher expressed concern over his colleague’s fate, and demanded his immediate release.

Camp market

Members of the Chadian-Sudanese joint forces detained food vendor Abakar Yahya (35) at the Bir Saleeba camp market in Sirba locality on Wednesday.

The coordinator of the Sirba camps for the displaced informed Radio Dabanga that the men arrived at the camp market in two vehicles. “They entered Yahya’s shop and took him with them without giving a reason. The Chadian-Sudanese joint forces commander has not allowed Yahya’s family to visit him.”

The coordinator appealed via Radio Dabanga to the commissioner of Sirba locality to intervene for his release.


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