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Two Khartoum university students beaten

December 2 - 2015 KHARTOUM
University of Khartoum (Qusai Akoud/Flickr)
University of Khartoum (Qusai Akoud/Flickr)

Two students were abducted and beaten in Khartoum on Sunday, according to a student at the Faculty of Education at the University of Khartoum.

He told Radio Dabanga that student supporters of the National Congress Party (NCP) attacked a discussion corner, organised by the United Popular Front, at the university on Sunday.

“Students were talking about the housing crisis, lack of maintenance for the women students’ dormitory, and the closure of the western gate of the female dormitory without any reason. NCP students backed by security agents arrived, opened fire on the students, and abducted two of them.”

He said that the students were taken to the headquarters of the ‘NCP students’ and tortured before being released later at night.

Following protests last month, a number of students was reportedly detained by the security service. Universities such as the Sudan University in Khartoum and the Holy Koran in Omdurman have witnessed several clashes between Darfuri students and security forces backed by students who support Sudan’s ruling party. Starting October, all fights erupted against the backdrop of student sit-ins and speeches that demanded the exemption of tuition fees for Darfuri students.

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