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West Darfur students beaten, arrested

September 18 - 2018 EL GENEINA
Students who participated in the protest in El Geneina on 17 September 2018 (RD)
Students who participated in the protest in El Geneina on 17 September 2018 (RD)

Dozens of students of El Geneina University sustained injuries and at least five students were arrested against the backdrop of student protests which the security service confronted with violence.

A woman student in El Zahra dormitory for students was stabbed by an unknown person on Sunday night. This sparked students into demonstrating against the incident on Monday, several students told Radio Dabanga.

A force of the security service arrived at the scene and went inside the dormitory, where they beat students. “This beating coincided with an earlier demonstration by students of the university against the deterioration of basic services in El Zahra dormitory,” a student said.

Angered by the events, a group of students marched to the dormitory but the security service stopped them on Monday in their tracks. They were confronted with bullets and tear gas and four students were seriously wounded: Musab Ahmed Yahya, Ali Adam Abdelkarim, and two others called Tijani and Abdelmajid.

At least five students were detained, a witness reported to this station, including Mousa Mohamed Ahmed.


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