2 February 2013

Sudan: Policemen Storm the University of Khartoum and Set Its University Student Dormitories On Fire

press release

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), the security forces have stormed the university of Khartoum on the night of Tuesday January 31, 2013 and until the night of Friday of February 1, 2013 in addition to the persistence of intimidating the student activists as the supporters of the ruling regime assaulted the University Student Dormitories by Molotov, which led to led to be totally incinerated.

On Friday February 1, 2013, the police forces invaded the university of Khartoum, as they fired a lot of gas bombs against the students and the live bullets which led injuring of two of the students with serious injuries and the elements from combating the riots and secret police, 100 soldiers, surrounded the university and arrested three students (they were released in the same day) at the time when the supporters of the students of the ruling party have invaded the main campus of the university and set one of the University Student Dormitories building on fire, in which the opponents of the regime live in. Therefore, a tremendous fire broke out and it stretched to include the whole city. The surrounded students couldn't move out as they a group of thugs waited them out of the university University Student Dormitories.

Several students form the university of Khartoum protested in yesterday on Thursday January 31, 2013, when the Dr. Alhaj Adam Yusuf, the deputy of the chairman president and who is counted on the regime attended a graduation ceremonies which was held today, as the police encountered it by a repressive policy, as it they assaulted the students until the night of Friday February 1, 2013.

ANHRI said that "the persistence of the police and security bodies in assaulting the right of the peaceful demonstration, is a serious violations for the freedom of expression".

ANHRI said that "the assault conducted by the police elements on the right to protest is a serious violation to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which was the Sudanese ratified".

ANHRI said that the Sudanese government is responsible for the safety of its students that the fire devoured in their homes. ANHRI also calls on the government to stop prosecuting the student activists in the frame of its strive to repress their movement which opposes the regime.

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