17 July 2018

Sudan: Trial Against Eight Darfuri Students Adjourned

Khartoum Bahri — On Monday the trial against eight students from Darfur began in the court in Khartoum Bahri. They were arrested in September 2017 for organising a mass speech, and held in detention for over five months.

The students face four counts of forcibly opposing the authorities, running criminal organisations, disturbing public safety, and inciting hatred. They are accused of doing so during the demonstrations staged against the continued detentions of members of the United Popular Front (UPF), student faction of the Sudan Liberation Movement armed opposition.

The protest on September 13 was also aimed against the targeting of Darfuri students in universities. Several Darfuri students were detained. The eight students on trial were released after serving a period of five months and six days in detention camps of the Sudanese security apparatus - without being charged.

Defence lawyer Abdu Ishag told Radio Dabanga yesterday that the court has adjourned the hearing because of the plaintiff of the security service and the investigator were absent. The hearing has been postponed to August 2.

In February the defence of the eight students criticised the selective conditions on which they were released on bail, pointing out that days before, President Omar Al Bashir publicly announced that political detainees in Sudan would be pardoned.


VP AbdulRahman, Governor Hussein Discuss Repatriation of Refugees

The Vice-President of Sudan, Hassabo AbdulRahman, met on Sunday with the Wali (governor) of Blue Nile state, Khalid… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Radio Dabanga. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.