16 March 2018

Sudan: Two Detained, Seven More Expelled From Eastern Sudan University

Singa — On Thursday two students from Abu Naama Faculty of Agriculture of University of Sennar were arrested and seven others were dismissed following a student protest on campus.

The students were demonstrating against an assault on another student. A caller told Radio Dabanga that a dispute broke out between students Arif Abdallah and Mahjoub Eisa and one of the university police guards that developed into a clash between the parties. Abdallah and Eisa were taken to the jail of the police department at Berinkwa.

After the arrests, the students of the Faculty of Agriculture held a public speech in which they rejected the behaviour of the university police guard.

The student said that the university administration considered the speech a violation of the decision taken by the university banning any political activity on the campus.

Then university issued a decision dismissing Arif Abdallah, Mahjoub Eisa, Mohamed Kafi, Noureldin Daoud, Arko Gani,El Amin Mohamed, Abdelrahman Ishag, and Malik Mousa, expelling them from the faculty buildings immediately.

Dismissals

The administration of the University of Sennar dismissed six students earlier this month because of political activities at the campus. Certificates were withheld from three others. A graduate student was denied access to the campus.

The students received a letter of dismissal without prior notice, a fellow student told Radio Dabanga. He said that his colleagues had called for protests against the government in Khartoum.

The administration said in a press statement that the students had violated the university's regulations by being involved in activities which are prohibited by the university's regulations.

The dismissed students are Mustafa Adil, Khattab Mohamed Ahmed, Mustafa Abdelhamid, Zubeir Mustafa, Ismail Sharafeldin, and Lina Yousef.

Abubaker Rahmatallah, Abdelbagi Abdelmunim, and El Tayeb Ramadan will not receive their certificates, while graduate student El Tahir Manofoli is not permitted to enter the campus again.

In September 2016, the University of Sennar took similar punitive measures against politically active students. Three students were suspended for two years, and nine others received a warning.

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