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Human Rights Abuses in Sudan Over the Month of February 2016

31.03.16

Overview


During the month of February 2016, SUDO (UK)'s network of human rights monitors have reported and verified 52 reports of human rights abuses across Sudan involving 12 Sudanese states.

Enclosed within the 52 reports, SUDO (UK) has assessed that various forces under the authority of the Government of Sudan[1], as individual entities, were involved in 35 instances of human rights abuses, whilst various militias known collectively as Janjaweed were responsible for 15 such abuses. Other perpetrators include ethnic militias and the SPLM-N, which were responsible for three and two abuses respectively, and a South Sudanese militia, which was responsible for one such abuse in West Kordofan. It is important to stress that multiple actors colluded in various incidents resulting in the fact that often multiple perpetrators can be identified in any one incident report. This explains why 56 perpetrators are recorded for 52 reports. Most notably such collusion existed amongst various Government actors, and indeed amongst Government actors and militias known collectively as Janjaweed.

The 52 reports detail the following: the death of 37 civilians and the serious injury of 46; the direct attack on 36 villages or IDP Camps with 11 explicit incidents of displacement; eight reports detailing multiple counts of aerial bombardment with the minimum use of 117 bombs, 37 of which were confirmed barrel bombs; six counts of sexual violence, four of which involved children between the age of 11 and 14; and 51 confirmed cases of arrest and/or detention involving one act of torture leading to the death of one civilian in Blue Nile.

Again it is worth emphasising that such figures provided by SUDO (UK) are certainly only a starting point to the number and manner of human rights abuses perpetrated against civilians throughout Sudan by different actors.


Specific Incidents and Trends Over the Month of February 2016


Aerial Bombardments in the Jebel Marra region and the Two Areas


In eight reports focussed on aerial bombardments, monitors identified the direct targeting of at least 18 civilian villages utilising Antonov aircraft – inherently indiscriminate in their nature – to deliver a minimum of 117 bombs, 37 of which were barrel bombs. The attacks led to the death of nine civilians, and the injury of 12. What cannot be quantified by these statistics, is the emotional distress and trauma caused by such indiscriminate attacks upon civilians and civilian targets. Such bombardments furthermore contribute to food insecurity by disrupting and at times preventing civilian attempts to farm their lands and to provide sustenance for their families, as well as to bring to market goods for selling on to other civilians in need of food.


Crackdown on Peaceful Protests Relating to the Construction of Dams in Northern Sudan


On the 30th January (see here) monitors identified the arrest of six civilians during a peaceful protest against the construction of Dal Dam in Al-Sacot villages situated in Northern state. This was shortly followed on the 13th February by a peaceful protest against the construction of Kajbar Dam, leading to the detention and opening of investigation against four activists.

In addition to the above, February has witnessed a further four incidents in Khartoum relating to the construction of the dams in Northern Sudan. On the 2nd February, journalist Mujahid Abdullah was detained for several hours following his design of a programme to discuss dam construction in Sudan. Whilst on the 17th February, a total of 25 persons were arrested either at protests held in front of the Al-Salam Rotana Hotel – which the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) and Police used excessive force to stop – or on their way to the protest by members from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). All individuals were released after signing a document stating that they will no longer attend any form of protest in the future. On the 22nd February, NISS officials closed down the Al-Mahas Club in Khartoum, citing their political activities as the reason for their closure. The Al-Mahas Club has been championing the course of indigenous rights relating to the construction of dams in Northern Sudan.


Ethnic Conflict in South Darfur


On the 16th February, a Salamat ethnic militia, dressed in military uniform and riding on the back of camels and horses, looted 150 cattle from members of the Falata ethnic group resident in Tulus. In an attempt to gain retribution, the Falata mobilised a militia estimated to be somewhere around 300 members and moved to intercept the perpetrators. The Falata were then ambushed by members of the Salamat and heavy fighting ensued. Following which at least 16 people were killed and nine injured from both groups.

As the fighting further intensified members of the Falata informed the local Government, which sent forces to separate the two groups. Tensions remain high in spite of the Government recommending the arrest of the perpetrators of the theft of cattle. The Government is further calling for the collection of all heavy weaponry currently in the hands of the various ethnic militias operating throughout Darfur.


Incident Reports


North Darfur


04/02/16

Three Janjaweed militiamen, under the overall command of El-Nour based alongside other militia leaders including Badr Abu Keneish in Tarna Mountain, beat a displaced man to death at the water well situated in Tarna. Eyewitnesses reported that the militiamen, dressed in military uniform, arrived on camel back at the well, where they then began to beat the man to death without any provocation. The perpetrators then looted the deceased man's donkey before leaving.

Local residents took the deceased man's body to Rwanda IDP camp situated in Tawila, and reported the incident to the local police.


10/02/16

Six Janjaweed militiamen from Um-Galbag attacked a civilian vehicle near to Taalba village, situated 15km east of Tawila, carrying displaced persons from El-Fashir leading to the death of three of the passengers. The militiamen, riding motorcycles, opened fire on the vehicle after the driver refused to stop the car at their instruction. The gunfire killed one man instantly, whilst two further civilians were mortally wounded and died the following day. The three civilians have been identified as:

  1. Osman Adam Ahmed (62), Fur, Zamzam IDP Camp – Died at the scene
  2. Yahya Teerab Mohamed Osman (37), Fur, Rwanda IDP Camp
  3. Hawa Abakar Sharaf

18/02/16

Six Janjaweed militiamen, dressed in military uniform and riding camels, attacked and looted a commercial vehicle in Mortal loaded with goods heading towards Zamzam IDP Camp. During the attack the passengers were threatened and beaten with whips. The perpetrators then looted the vehicle and goods and fled the scene.

The police in Mortal were informed of the incident; however, they failed to investigate further and simply opened a report against an unknown perpetrator.  


19/02/16

A joint force consisting of six members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), aboard landcruiser vehicles, and 150 Janjaweed militiamen, riding camels and horses, attacked the village of Taradona in East Jebel Marra. During the attack the joint force beat civilians and looted their properties before setting them on fire.

Residents of Taradona fled the village to Tabit IDP Camp located to the south west of the village.


19/02/16

The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), assisted by an estimated 200 Janjaweed militiamen, attacked Srnina village, which is located north east of Tabit. During the attack one civilian was killed, a 19 year-old woman was raped and civilian homes were looted.

The deceased civilian has been named as Yagoub Adam Jido.


20/02/16

Two members of a Janjaweed militia killed 19 year-old merchant Haidar Abdulrahman Adam Jalal El-Din in El-Fashir as he left his shop to go home. The two men stopped the victim and demanded that he hand over his mobile phone and his money. When the victim refused to do so, the perpetrators beat him and mortally wounded him with a knife. Haidar Abdulrahman Adam Jalal El-Din was rushed to hospital but died half an hour later.

The incident was reported to the police, who filed the case against an unknown assailant.


25/02/16

The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), aboard 15 4x4 landcruisers, attacked the villages of Tiero and Teo located 10km west of Tabit. During the attack the para-military force looted civilian property, killing two civilians and wounding five. The RSF then moved on to Sartny village where they assaulted civilians and arrested three individuals.

Monitors identified the following as killed, injured and arrested:

Killed:

  1. Mohamed Saeed
  2. Adam Rogal

Wounded:

  1. Abdulaziz Ahmed
  2. Khatir Abdulrahman
  3. Mariam Abdulaziz Ahmed
  4. Yousuf Ahmed Mohamed
  5. Fatima Ahmed Mohamed

Arrested in Sartny village:

  1. Atim Mohamed
  2. Khatir Ahmed
  3. Ahmed Abdullah Namin (village Sheikh)

27/02/16

Six Janjaweed militiamen, dressed in military uniform, intercepted a commercial passenger vehicle that was making its way from El-Fashir to Malet, situated near Jebel Kwylat, killing one man and looting the passengers.

The militiamen first threatened the passengers, stealing 11 mobile phones and some 6500 SDG before demanding the driver – Mohamed Mohamed Dein – hand over the passenger fees and his mobile. When the driver refused he was beaten with a whip. Mohamed Mohamed Dein sought to defend himself resulting in the militiamen opening fire, killing him instantly.

The victim was 42 years-old and a member of the Barti ethnic group.


27/02/16

Four Janjaweed militiamen, under the command and control structure of Badr Abu Keneish, hijacked a commercial vehicle owned by Mohamed Adam, an IDP from Rwanda Camp. Mohamed Adam was transporting vegetables from Al-Tina to Tawila to sell in the Tawila market, when the four gunmen, dressed in khaki uniform, ordered the driver and the passenger out of the vehicle. The perpetrators then proceeded to hijack the pick-up truck along with the vegetables.

Following the incident the perpetrators headed north and the victim filed a complaint with the police in Tawila.


27/02/16

Six Janjaweed militiamen, dressed in Khaki uniform and riding camels, raped four girls between the age of 11 and 14. The militiamen furthermore whipped and beat six women with sticks and their rifles. 

The group of girls and women left Zamzam IDP camp to collect firewood in Goz Banto village, situated approximately 25km west of their camp. Both the victims of sexual violence and the victims who were subjected to beatings have received medical attention. They have furthermore reported the incident to the police situated in El-Fashir.


South Darfur


21/01/16

Three members of a Janjaweed militia kidnapped 15 year-old student Adam Ibrahim Yahya Abdelrahman, from the Fur ethnic group, in Arla area situated 12km north east of Kass, as he was on his way home from his football club at 22:00. Shortly after the kidnap Adam Ibrahim Yahya Abdelrahman was able to escape his abductors and sought safety at a local police station. After an investigation the police took him back to his family in Arla.


15/02/16

A 50 year-old member of a Janjaweed militia kidnapped and raped a woman over a three day period. The victim was found by her family in the residence of the Janjaweed member, following which they informed the police who arrested the perpetrator and placed him in custody.


16/02/16

On this date a Salamat ethnic militia, dressed in military uniform and riding on the back of camels and horses, looted 150 cattle from members of the Falata ethnic group resident in Tulus. In an attempt to gain retribution, the Falata mobilised a militia estimated to be somewhere around 300 members and moved to intercept the perpetrators. The Falata militia was then ambushed by members of the Salamat and heavy fighting ensued. Following which at least 16 people were killed and nine injured from both groups.

As the fighting further intensified members of the Falata informed the local Government, which sent forces to separate the two groups. Tensions remain high in spite of the Government recommending the arrest of the perpetrators of the theft of cattle. The Government is further calling for the collection of all heavy weaponry currently in the hands of the various ethnic militias operating throughout Darfur.


18/02/16

Members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) kidnapped Hawa Dawa (40) and her daughter, Magda Adam Hussein (14), from inside their home in Al-Salam district of Nyala. The reason for their abduction is currently unknown.


25/02/16

Janjaweed militiamen numbering 10, dressed in military uniform, assaulted Um Asal IDP Camp, situated 5km south east of Gereida. During the attack the militiamen looted civilian property and beat inhabitants. Two women were recorded as injured:

  1. Fatima Abdul Rahman
  2. Kaltom Mohamed

The injured persons were taken by other displaced civilians to Gereida hospital for treatment and an incident report was filed with the local police.


Central Darfur


03/02/16

A Janjaweed militia numbering some 150 members attacked and set fire to eight villages located to the south east of Jebel Marra. They have been named as:

  1. Teu
  2. Tebe
  3. Ardebia
  4. Thania Takoro
  5. Bardani
  6. Kara
  7. Targo
  8. Moro

12/02/16

The Sudanese Air Forces bombed Kolly village, which is situated 10km away from Golo area with an Antonov aircraft at approximately 08:00. Eyewitnesses state that the Sudanese Air Force continued to attack civilians that sought to return to the village once the original bombardment had finished.


12/02/16

The Sudanese Air Force dropped seven bombs on the village of Turnay, located 12km from Nertiti at the top of the mountain. The aerial bombardment destroyed 15 homes, as well as a school and a mosque. The residents have consequently been displaced to camps in Nertiti. 


15/02/16

Following attacks on the areas of Kanaga, Golo and Kutrum since the onset of the Government offensive on Jebel Marra, many civilians have fled to several IDP camps including Hamidiya and Khamsa Dagaig, both situated in Zalingei. Upon their arrival they have sought to construct shelters; however, the Government of Sudan has refused permission for them to do so as of the 20th February as last reported by monitors in the area. The Government has also of that date refused humanitarian organisations to provide assistance to those communities.


18/02/16

Military Intelligence arrested two civilians from Nertiti market at approximately 12:30. No reason was provided for their arrest and their whereabouts is currently unknown. The two civilians arrested have been identified as:

  1. Ezzedin Abdullah Abakar (18) from Al-Shemal IDP Camp
  2. Ahmed Mustafa, from Goz Beida district in Nertiti

21/02/16

Janjaweed militiamen brutally tortured and stoned to death a civilian by the name of Ibrahim Ahmed Mohamed, and fired upon his bother Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed causing serious injury.

The two brothers left Hamidiya IDP Camp located in Zalingei in order to return to their home village of Saanaga to collect their belongings following their displacement during the recent fighting in Jebel Marra. When they reached their home village they found it to be occupied by Janjaweed militiamen. The militiamen then arrested Ibrahim Ahmed Mohamed, tied him to a tree and tortured him, before stoning him to death. Following the death of his brother, Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed fled the village; though sustained two gunshot wounds in the process.


23/02/16

The Sudanese Air Force dropped 13 bombs over Bldong and Kalou villages, before continuing bombardments towards the Tor area. The aerial bombardments resulted in the death of two civilians, including one child, in addition to closing all markets near Nertiti including Tor and Nama, which is located 30km from Nertiti. The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) situated in NISS furthermore closed all markets that are located in the southern side of the Jebel Marra area, except for the market in Kaluktakalng.


28/02/16

The Sudanese Air Force dropped 13 bombs on the villages of Kern, Kira, Dgunja and Krval, situated 5km away from Golo area. The residents of the aforementioned villages have mostly been displaced to the highest parts of the Jebel Marra Mountain and are living in exceptionally bad conditions devoid of humanitarian assistance.


29/02/16

A Janjaweed militia dressed in military uniform attacked Gomi Primary School, situated in Tor area, whilst they were sitting their final examination. Militiamen assaulted students before looting their money, though some students were able to escape. Monitors reported that following the assault many students remained missing.


West Darfur


15/02/16

Three members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) moved their livestock onto farms on the outskirts of Azirni village, owned by displaced persons resident in Ardamata IDP Camp situated in El-Geneina. When seven farmers protested, one of the RSF members shot five of them killing two and injuring three. Following the shooting the perpetrators fled.

Killed:

  1. Sadam Adam Mohamed Ibrahim (23) Masalit
  2. Osman Abdulrahman (22) Masalit

Injured:

  1. Khamis Yagoub Gamar (24) Masalit
  2. Ibrahim Abdulrahman (20) Masalit
  3. Mustafa Abdullah Adam (21) Masalit

Following the incident the family of the deceased went to the police in order to file a criminal complaint. At the police station the family were told that the police could do nothing as the RSF is an institution that contains its own justice mechanisms separate from the civilian judicial system.


Blue Nile


02/02/16

Military Intelligence arrested Muna Mousa, a 45 year-old housewife resident in Masfa village, when she visited her doctor based in Demazin. She was arrested under the pretext that she cooperated with the SPLM-N.

Muna Mousa has been taken to the Sudanese Armed Forces Headquarters in Demazin.


03/02/16

Members from the SPLM-N looted roughly 2,000 livestock from Guli Al-Gaalieen area in Al-Tadamon locality after attacking a group of herdsmen.


07/02/16

Military Intelligence arrested El-Sheikh El-Nour Ali, a 29 year-old Ingessana resident of Demazin, under the pretext that he was in contact with and provided information for the SPLM-N through his mobile phone.

El-Sheikh El-Nour Ali has been taken to the Sudanese Armed Forces Headquarters in Demazin.


07/02/16

Roughly 3,000 persons have been displaced from Daglog village in Kurmuk locality following fighting between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-N. The 3,000 people were displaced to creeks and forests as they sought to flee the fighting.

Monitors were able to confirm the death of one civilian in the fighting.


10/02/16

Military Intelligence forces undertook an arbitrary arrest campaign of civilians in Bleng Anfosna village situated in Kurmuk locality.

The following four civilians were arrested and transferred to the military garrison in Demazin:

  1. Jafar El-Tayeb
  2. Saleh Korg
  3. Yousif Al-Mahi
  4. Bakry Kamot

They were arrested on the suspicion of communicating with the SPLM-N.


15/02/15

The Sudanese Air Force dropped 10 barrel bombs from an Antonov aircraft on the village of Amora Mayas, located in Kurmuk locality. The bombs killed 15 sheep and four cows.


17/02/16

Members from the SPLM-N looted 14 heads of cattle from Village 10 in Putt area, in Geissan locality.


18/02/16

Noor Abdul-Fadil, a 25 year-old from Lot area, died two days after being arrested and tortured by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) located in Al-Tadamon locality.

Noor Abdul-Fadil was arrested by an officer first lieutenant under the pretext that he had purchased a rifle. 


20/02/16

Military Intelligence forces arrested Ahmed Madbah, a 65 year-old from Rusirs, under the pretext that he criticised the surrender of the former SPLM-N Commander Mohamed Yunis Babikir Ahmed Madibi.

Ahmed Madbah has been transferred to the military garrison within the locality.


22/02/16

The Sudanese Air Force dropped 12 barrel bombs by Antonov aircraft on the villages of Gordan and Shali Al-Feil, located in Kurmuk locality. Monitors do not believe any civilians were harmed during the aerial bombardment; however, such attacks cause widespread panic, trauma, and disrupt civilian life.


24/02/16

The Sudanese Air Force dropped 15 barrel bombs by Antonov aircraft on the villages of Mick, Baybars, and Yaboos in Kurmuk locality. The aerial bombardments killed three civilians and seriously injured five.


Further Testimony from Container Detainees in Demazin

A further source, who had been detained for roughly five months, confirmed previous accounts describing torture conducted by members of Military Intelligence on detainees in Demazin. He referenced the pouring of cold water over detainees’ bodies, which were followed by severe beatings. He further noted that detainees remain in terrible conditions and are suffering from hunger and disease.


South Kordofan


13-16/02/16

The Sudanese Air Force dropped an estimated 46 bombs on civilian targets over a four day period. On the 13th, 14th, and 16th of February 34 bombs were dropped over the villages of Sabat, Toger, and Lampary in Dalami area. No casualties were reported.

On the 15th February the Sudanese Armed Forces bombarded Al-Dabo area near Um Doreen. Monitors report 12 bombs dropped on civilian targets, killing Gabriel Tia and injuring seven others. Those injured have been recorded as:

  1. Al-Naya Abdullah Al-Tag (12)
  2. Aisha Abdullah (14)
  3. Sameer Saeed (46)
  4. Ryaad Zakria – His leg required amputation
  5. Risalah Kafi Tia (30)
  6. Somaia Madani Koko (31)
  7. Bashir Osman

West Kordofan


08/12/16

A South Sudanese militia, formerly loyal to Riek Machar prior to his signing of the peace accord with Salva Kiir, killed a 39 year-old man by the name of Fadl Ahmed El-Toum 30km north of their camp by the name of Michael McCall situated in Abukdmh.

The militia lured their victim with the promise of selling him a Kalashnikov. As he arrived Fadl Ahmed El-Toum was killed by gunshot wounds and the militia looted his money.

These are the same forces that were previously responsible for an attack on a local village as reported by SUDO (UK) on the 7th December as outlined in the December 2015 report here.


Khartoum


02/02/16

The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) detained Mujahid Abdullah, a journalist and presenter, as he was preparing a programme discussing the situation of dams and dam building in Sudan. He was detained in the morning and released at 15:00 that same day.


02/02/16

Two members of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) assaulted Amani Khamis, a journalist, inside the gate at the Khartoum International Fair. The two members tore are the journalists clothes and caused injury with their assault.

Amani Khamis complained to the police and submitted a report.


03/02/16

The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) dispersed a peaceful protest that was organised by the Sudan Women's Solidarity Movement (SWSM) in memory of those killed in the protests of September 2013, where it is reported that over 200 protesters were killed by security services whilst protesting against the removal of fuel subsidies.

NISS officials arrested a number of the SWSM protesters including:

  1. Ahlam Mustafa – Mother of Hazza, killed in the September 2013 protests
  2. Sohair Saeed – Lawyer
  3. Sahar Ahmed – Lawyer
  4. Amal Habbani – Journalist
  5. Nossiba Al-Karsni – Activist
  6. Hanan Mohamed Noor – Activist
  7. Aloya Abdulaziz – Activist

The women were released later that evening after further investigations. They were forced to pledge in writing their commitment to refrain from partaking in any further protests.


10/02/16

The National Intelligence and Security Services prevented a discussion in Taiba Media Press Centre on the topic of a documentary that dealt with religious coexistence in Sudan. The Taiba Media Press Centre's Director stated that he was unaware as to the reason the discussion was stopped as the authorities did not explain their actions.


17/02/16

A joint force consisting of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) and the Police dispersed a peaceful protest with excessive force organised by the Committee Against the Dams in Northern Sudan. The protesters were gathered in front of the Al-Salam Rotana Hotel. Monitors identified the arrest of at least 19 persons:

  1. Al-Fatih Abudlatif
  2. Salah Sharaf Al-Din
  3. Mubarak Mohamed El-Kamil
  4. Mustafa Mohamed Abdul Ghafour
  5. Seed Ahmed Abdeljalil
  6. Gais Mohamed Ismail
  7. Mohamed Abubakr Hamid
  8. Ali Moawia Mustafa
  9. Abd El-Halim Fadul Osman
  10. Mai Faisal
  11. Minas Mohamed Ali
  12. Sadia El-Sheikh
  13. Amna Osman
  14. Shahinaz Jamal
  15. Gasim Osman
  16. Al-Sir Osman
  17. Nabil Hafizon
  18. Mashhad Dawood
  19. Fatima Mohamed Fadul

Those arrested were detained in a local market police station for six hours, following which they were released after pledging in writing to not partake in any further protests.


17/02/16

The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested six activists who were travelling on their way to the above protest organised by the Committee Against the Dams in Northern Sudan. The following six individuals were detained:

  1. Mohamed Jalal Ahmed Hashim
  2. Mohamed Abdul-Ghani Abdul Rahim
  3. Fatima Abdullah
  4. Eitzaz Tagelsir
  5. Julia Fikri
  6. Mohamed Sayed Hashim

Those arrested were released later that evening after an investigation and having signed a written pledge to not partake in any further protests.


20/02/16

The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) prevented the Sudanese Communist Party from establishing a political forum. The official spokesman of the party stated that the authorities refused to sanction the gathering under the pretext of the heightened security situation.


22/02/16

The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) closed down the Al-Mahas Club in Khartoum and opened an investigation against the Club's director, Imad Mirghani Seed Ahmed. The Club's director stated that the Club was closed based on the orders of the State Security Director, under the pretext that the Club exercised and partook in political activity. 


Kassala State


February

A human-trafficking gang constituting members from the Beni-Amer, an ethnic group that inhabits areas in eastern Sudan as well as Eritrea, ambushed a group of civilians, kidnapping two girls and causing serious injury to two of their family members whilst they were travelling from Abu Rofe, which lies adjacent to the Sudan-Eritrean border near Kassala.

The perpetrators dragged the two girls into a pick-up truck and fled to an unknown place. Before leaving, the traffickers demanded a 400,000 SDG ransom for their release. The family of the two girls immediately reported the situation to the police, following which the police traced the perpetrators and arrested them.

The human-trafficking gang were subsequently exiled from Kassala on charges of infiltration. Sources dictate that the family paid 150,000 SDG to the perpetrators, though the local police deny this and stated that the issue was resolved solely through the criminal justice system.  


Al-Qadarif


03/02/16

Local Government officials in Al-Fao locality destroyed a number of local shops in Fao market, including bakeries and cafeterias, without providing prior notice to the merchants.


21/02/16

A joint force, consisting of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) and the Police, detained Dr El-Nair Hamid, a 37 year-old lecturer at Al-Qadarif University, as a result of his hosting  the Al-Shrog Cultural Forum where he also presented a paper on food and genetically modified crops.

Dr El-Nair Hamid remained in police custody for three to four hours whilst they conducted their investigations.


Red Sea State


February

Local Government officials in Tokar City attempted to cover up an outbreak of rabies in the area. Thus far four persons have been diagnosed. Some of the four have died, though the exact figure is currently unknown, whilst the survivors were transferred to Port Sudan for further treatment.

Consequently, the local authorities have begun a cull of dogs in the area without distinguishing between those that transmit the disease, and those that do not.


Northern State


13/02/16

The Higher Committee Against Kajbar Dam (HCKD) organised a peaceful protest in Al-Mahas area, involving some 300 persons from Mshkila and Freg villages, against the decision by the Government of Sudan to build Kajbar Dam. Consequently, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) opened investigations, in conjunction with the Freg Police, and arrested four of the protesters. They have been named as:

  1. Izz Al-Din Idris – Chairman of the HCKD
  2. Osman Ibrahim – Secretary of the HCKD
  3. Mamoum Al-Malik – Member of the HCKD
  4. Nizar Yousif Sapon – Secretary of the Nubian External Relations of the Higher Committee Aginst Dal Dam

[1] National Intelligence and Security Services (11), Sudanese Air Force (8), Military Intelligence (6), Rapid Support Forces (5), Local Government officials (3), and the Police (2).

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