5 December 2012

Sudan: Darfuri Students Assaulted in Khartoum

Khartoum — Students supporting the National Congress Party, backed by the National Intelligence and Security Services, reportedly assaulted Darfuri students at the University of al-Zaeim al-Azhari in Khartoum on Monday, 3 December.

The assault followed a similar incident which took place at Gezira University in Wad Madani on Monday after Darfuri students protested about payment of tuition fees.

A student from the university told Radio Dabanga that the university administration refused to register Darfuri students with an exemption of tuition fees as stipulated in the Abuja agreement as well as the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur.

He explained that the students started a sit-in protest at the university center in Khartoum North (Bahri) on Tuesday in objection to the refusal. However, students supporting the National Congress Party allegedly attacked the Darfuri students with support of the NISS and militants.

The student stated that the clashes left two students, Haya Osman and Babiker Jaber Adam, severely injured. He claimed that the security services arrested an unknown number of Darfuri students, including Mohamed Bagir, Mohamed Adam, Babiker Ahmed Suleiman and Mohamed Abdul Rahman.

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