8 January 2013

Sudan: Khartoum Criminal Court Begins Trial of Darfur Students

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Khartoum — The criminal court of Khartoum East initiated the trial procedure of three university students from Darfur accused of participating in events that led to the protests that took over Sudan's capital in late 2012.

Sources confirmed to Radio Dabanga the names of the three students who appeared in court on Monday: Zuwarah Ahmed Yousef, from the Niles School of Management Level II; Rafidah Abdul Aziz Adam Abdullah, enrolled at the Sudan Management Level II; and Hassan Sulaiman, from the University of Sudan information Technology Level II.

Judge Ayyub al-Khei is in charge of the trial and the Darfur Bar Association affirmed it would provide the students all necessary legal assistance.

Four students killed

On 9 December students of several universities of Sudan took to the streets to denounce the killing of four Darfuri students enrolled in the Gezira University.

Sources informed Radio Dabanga that students from the University of Khartoum, Sudan University, and Wadi Al Neel, Al Ahlia, Neelain and Sennar universities participated in the demonstrations.

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