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Young Khartoum activist tortured and killed

December 24 - 2020 KHARTOUM
Activist Bahaeldin Nouri, who was abducted on Monday and found dead on Tuesday (Social media)
Activist Bahaeldin Nouri, who was abducted on Monday and found dead on Tuesday (Social media)

Young activist Bahaeldin Nouri was abducted by unidentified armed men in Khartoum on Monday. His relatives found him dead in Omdurman Teaching Hospital the following day.

The body of Nouri showed visible signs of torture.

The El Kalaka Resistance Committees reported in a statement yesterday that the young activist, who lived in the densely populated El Kalakla Sangaat neighbourhood in southern Khartoum, was abducted from the district market in the district by armed men wearing civilian clothes and driving a pickup truck without number plates.

The statement said that the victim's family received a call from an unidentified person on Tuesday, informing them that Nouri was in poor health in Omdurman Teaching Hospital. When they arrived at the hospital, he was already dead.

His family has requested an autopsy.

Omar El Degeir, head of the Sudanese Congress Party and leading member of the Forces for Freedom and Change, condemned the assassination of Nouri at a press conference on Thursday.

He called on the government to seriously address the widespread violent incidents in the country, and make security and justice top priorities during the coming period.

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