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South and Central Darfur Situation Update - 5th April 2014


South & Central Darfur Situation Update - 5th Apr 2104

On Monday 31st of March, the RSF attacked the area south east of Nyala destroying 127 villages forcing its population to displace to camps. Some of these villages are: Higair, Bobay Awad, Hillat Mura, Hillat Abdelaziz, Umdowana Shimal, Hillat Khidir Ladoob, Hillat Birka Tallo, Gabaroona and Hillat Sheikh Mustafa

Nyala, Wednesday 2nd of April:

The students of the University of Nyala demonstrated on the streets demanding the release of their colleague, Nawal Khalil, who was arrested 10 days ago. During the demonstrations NISS arrested 113 students. NISS have now released Nawal, but have not released the other students.

Nertiti, Central Darfur:

On Wednesday 2nd of April, fighting erupted between two Arab tribes, Nawayba and Ergat. Ibrahim Mohammed Hamdan from Nawyba and Mohammed Eisa Adam from Ergat were killed, in addition to Mohammed Muhagir and Adam Omer suffering serious injuries.

Hemeidia Camp, Zalingei, Central Darfur:

Members from a Janjaweed militia shot the IDP Haroon Abkr on his chest, inside the Hemeidia IDP camp; he was taken to the hospital in Zalingei where he died.

SUDO UK calls on the Government to disband the Janjaweed and other pro-government militias, and further calls on UNAMID to take strong action in order to fulfil its mandate, including its obligation to "prevent attacks against civilians, within its capability and areas of deployment, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of the Sudan", and the requirement "to investigate and hold accountable those who are responsible, and promote efforts to disarm the Janjaweed and other militias.

SUDO UK condemns the unlawful arrest of the students and calls on the Government to immediately and unconditionally release all students arrested as a result of their peaceful and legitimate demonstration, and further calls on the Government to allow freedom of speech and assembly which is a fundamental human right guaranteed in the Sudan Constitution.

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