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Two Sudanese lawyers detained at protest against judiciary abuses

March 30 - 2016 KHARTOUM
Members of the Sudanese Democratic Lawyers, hold a sit-in in front of the Khartoum District Court on 22 December 2014 (file photo)
Members of the Sudanese Democratic Lawyers, hold a sit-in in front of the Khartoum District Court on 22 December 2014 (file photo)

On Tuesday, two lawyers were detained when they and several colleagues staged a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Justice in Khartoum. The lawyers were protesting against the repeated violation of the judiciary against them.

Lawyer Nasreldin Yousef Dafallah told Radio Dabanga that the lawyers decided on the sit-in “in protest against the repeated physical and verbal abuses by the judiciary, the police, and the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) against lawyers in this country”.

He said that a delegation handed a memorandum to the Ministry of Justice, before NISS agents arrived “who began harassing the protesting lawyers, confiscated their posters and banners, and detained Samya El Hashemi and Wajdi Salih”.  


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