South Kordofan activists detained for demanding water, electricity

Abu Jubaiha
October 13, 2014 (Radio Dabanga)

Security agents detained two more student activists in Abu Jubaiha town, in the south-eastern part of South Kordofan on Thursday.

"The detention of university students Mohamed Mokhtar Alo and Mohamed Shaga by elements of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) brings the number of detained activists being held by the security apparatus to eight," a relative of one of the detainees reported to Radio Dabanga from Abu Jubaiha town.

"The first six were detained on 30 September after they had handed a memorandum to the local authorities, demanding the provision of clean drinking water and electricity services."

"Later on Thursday, the two detained, together with Moataz El Jeili, veterinarian, Mohamed Abdel Ghaffar and Ahmed Adam El Jarari, university graduates, El Daw Kambal Suleiman, Sudan University student, Nadir El Sheikh, student at Kordofan University, Sirajeldin El Naeema, and El Buseili Saleh, trader, were deported in a heavily guarded white Buffalo car to an undisclosed destination."

"The security forces also raided El Marfaein village, 5 km south of Abu Jubaiha, in search of student Ibrahim El Nimiya," he added.

On 6 October, residents of Abu Jubaiha organised a sit-in in front of the NISS office in the town, demanding the release of the detainees. A delegation consisting of Abu Jubaiha notables and youth representatives met with the commissioner of Abu Jubaiha locality, and NISS officers, who promised to release the detained youths.

NISS agents later detained 15 of the protesters, among them women.


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