El Salam displaced still detained in South Darfur capital

By IAfrica
In Sudan
Aug 19th, 2014

Three displaced who were detained by government forces during a raid on El Salam camp for the displaced in South Darfur are still held in custody.

“Eisa Mohamed Adam, Abdallah Ibrahim Mohamed, and Mohamed Yahya Abdel Ghani are still held in a detention centre in Nyala,” camp sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabaldiya told Radio Dabanga.

The sheikh expressed his and their relatives’ concerns that they are exposed to torture, and appealed to the local authorities to release them. He also called on human rights and civil society organisations to intervene.

The South Darfur State authorities on 15 June embarked on a wide campaign to curb the rampant insecurity in its capital and surrounding areas. Security forces searched districts in Nyala for weapons, alcohol, drugs, and stolen goods. In this context, El Salam, Dereig, Otash, and Kalma camp for the displaced, located near Nyala, were raided, and searched by government forces.

El Salam camp was raided on 5 August by a large military force. The troops searched the camp, assaulted and robbed the displaced, and detained more than 75 people. Most of them were released a few days later.

File photo: El Salam camp residents are forced to lie on the ground by elements of the Sudanese army, security apparatus, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, 5 August 2014 (Radio Dabanga) 


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