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Youth activist detained in Sudan militia crackdown

July 4 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Protests in Khartoum, December 31, 2018 (Social media)
Protests in Khartoum, December 31, 2018 (Social media)

The Sudan Future Campaign confirmed the arrest of Ridwan Daoud, youth activist and deputy head of the campaign, by elements of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia on Tuesday.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Campaign holds the RSF and the ruling Military Council responsibility for the health and life of Daoud and demanded his immediate release.

Souad Ibrahim, the wife of Daoud, said in a press statement on Wednesday that an RSF force came to their house in Khartoum at 10 pm on Tuesday to detain him, but he refused to go with them. The militiamen then left and returned again in two vehicles, and took him by force to a destination they did not disclose.

She explained that she went to the offices of the Military Intelligence and the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and the army to find out where he was detained, but all of them denied his detention.

The Sudan Future Campaign demanded the release of activist teacher Masoud El Hasan as well. He was also detained in Khartoum on Tuesday.

As reported by Radio Dabanga yesterday, four leading members of resistance committees, set up in the neighbourhoods of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, were reportedly killed during the June 30 March of Millions.

Activists told Radio Dabanga that they consider the killings an organised liquidation by the RSF paramilitaries and members of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS).

The Khartoum Teachers’ Committee expressed readiness to hold a protest in front of the Ministry of Education today in protest against the detention of El Hasan, the head of the committee.


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