Teargas and warning shots at Khartoum funeral of tortured Darfur student
(By Radio Dabanga – Last Edit 14:22)
This morning (Monday) the funeral of the slain student from the Education Faculty of Khartoum University changed gradually into a demonstration against the government. During the funeral rites the student’s father, Musa Abdallah Bahr el Din, cried out loud and asked for justice from the government. The father of Mohamed Musa arrived in Khartoum yesterday from the family’s hometown, Kebkabiya, in North Darfur. As soon as he got off the local plane yesterday afternoon (Sunday) security personnel took him to an isolated place forcing him to sign a document and remove his son’s body from the morgue. The father said he wanted to refuse to sign the document, stating that he first needed to find a place to bury his son, the family told Radio Dabanga. The police have up to now refused to release the medical report that documents the bruises, signs of burned skin parts and the wounds inflicted on Mohamed Musa that caused his death. The Darfur Bar Association have confirmed that Mohamed Musa, who was a mathematics student at the Education Faculty of Khartoum University, disappeared on Wednesday after security officers arrested him. His dead body was found on Thursday in Omdurman (West of Khartoum). Darfurian students and politicians started protests after students and relatives of Mohamed Musa revealed to Radio Dabanga that the student, who was a member of the Darfur Student Union, had been tortured and killed. The management of the Omdurman hospital refused to release the body fearing violence and mass protests in front of the hospital.
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