Varsity students killed for Darfur protests

Varsity studentsFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – DOZENS of Sudanese university students have been killed, injured and expelled from universities for organising protests and speaking out against human rights violations in Darfur.
The government of President Omar al-Bashir have been blamed for the violations that have led to some student leaders fleeing the country.
Amnesty International alleged the attacks were mostly carried out by agents of Sudan’s National Intelligence Security Service (NISS) and student supporters of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), also sometimes referred to as Jihad Units.
uthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International regional director, said Darfuri students were subject to arrest, detention as well as torture and other ill-treatment since the conflict in Darfur broke out in 2003, often compromising their continued access to higher education.”
“These deliberate and shameful attacks on students are totally unacceptable and must be brought to a speedy end.”
Wanyeki said government must investigate, bring culprits to account and ensure remedies for victims.
“The government must also take measures to reduce the intelligence agency’s unfettered powers of arrest and detention, and establish a judicial mechanism to oversee it in order to stop these gross excesses.”
– CAJ NEWS

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