6 December 2012

Sudan: Darfuris Reportedly Arrested in Khartoum University

Photo: Al Jazeera
Protesting (file photo).

Khartoum — Security services have reportedly arrested three female students from Darfur inside the campus of the University of Khartoum on Tuesday, 4 December, Radio Dabanga has learned.

Onlookers said the students, released on Wednesday at noon, were accused of causing trouble and public rioting. They added the security services beat them with batons and used tear gas.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that a policeman who controls the students´ movements in and out of the campus slapped a student on the face because she did not have her identification card immediately at hand.

This led girls from the campus to protest against the assault and the riot police was called to disperse the students, a source explained.

One of the students told Radio Dabanga the police and security services have recently assaulted them inside the campus, stressing they were kicked, slapped and insulted.

According to sources, the three arrested students are: Rafidah Abdul Aziz, Jawara Hassan Suleiman and Zuwarah Yusuf, all of the come from Nyala, South Darfur.

Meanwhile, human rights experts and activists condemned the behavior of the police, suggesting they protect criminals and not students. They described these events as criminal and inhumane'.

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