Basic school teachers join strike in Kutum, North Darfur
Basic school teachers in Kutum locality, North Darfur, on Tuesday joined the strike launched by their colleagues of the secondary schools on Monday, in protest against the insecurity in the locality, and the murder of seven teachers since last year.
“The killing and beheading of secondary school teacher Salah Ahmed Adam at the hands of government-backed militiamen on Sunday was the last attack in a row on teachers in the locality,” a secondary school teacher told Radio Dabanga on Monday.
In a statement released on Tuesday, university students in Kutum hold the Sudanese government accountable for the crimes committed against citizens in the locality. The students demand the return of the police and the judiciary to Kutum locality, to “restore justice and stop the systematic killing by militiamen”.
“The native administration does not value the lives of citizens at all. Blood money has been agreed on for animals. When you happen to kill a dog, you have to pay SDG700 ($122). The blood money for a camel is SDG10,000 ($1,750), but the murderer of a human being goes scot-free.”
File photo: Kutum locality office (Radio Dabanga)
Teachers strike against insecurity in North Darfur’s Kutum (1 September 2014)
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