Illegal Detention of Activists and Tribal leaders in West Darfur for a period of more than 60 days.

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During the month of July 25-27, 2022, in El Geneina West Darfur, joint forces of Rapid Support Forces RSF, Sudan Army forces, polices launched mass detention campaign in the areas of “ kingo, Umm Drissi ,Rahad Meriam ,Umm shiqaq, Gereida, Kilkal ,Higlig ,and Baruna”  which are north, West of El-Geinana. At least 174 people have been detained, including, teachers, students, and other activists and tribal leaders who have refused to partake in RSF-led reconciliation efforts, brokered by Hemedti.

The decision was by the Governor of West Darfur Khamis Abdullah Abaker, whom had ordered the arrest and detention of these large numbers, acting on the authority of the Emergency Law. and was enforced by Colonel Musa Embolo, deputy leader of the rapid support forces.

The detainees were divided to the two prisons 97 people in the port-Sudan prison, 77 people have been detained in Ardamata prison in west Darfur El –Geinena, without trial. The detainees have been in illegal detention for a period of more than 60 days.

DNMD Monitors carried interviews with families of the victims and established that during the arrests by the combined forces, their properties inclusive of valuable properties such as Gold were looted by the forces. All the men were taken away and that the arrests were forceful and there was use of excessive force, in the sense that the men were beaten and tortured, they were in the torture chamber for a period of one day, and were then taken to the Government of West Darfur. One of the families described the conditions of one of the detainees one Abdallah Matar, during the arrest he had a leg injury and was bedridden. His current condition in prison is deteriorating and is not being subjected to medical care.  The families on following up with the detainees confirmed that 97 were detained in Port Sudan Prison and 77 in Adramata prison.

DNMD spoke to Yasir Yahya who was among the detainees, however was released before the detainees were committed to prison. He stated “on 25th July 2022 at approximately 6 am, we were ambushed by a convoy of 36 cars of the Rapid Support Forces, I was at my home at the time, I was approached and beaten, my properties were looted by the Rapid support forces, and I was taken to a big compound together with others totaling to 177 individuals, we were kept from the morning hours until approximately 4pm.  We were not fed, and we were instead beaten and tortured, we were prohibited from conducting our usual prayers. After 4pm we were all pushed into a class room of one of the neighboring primary schools.

The classroom space was too small in size, approximately 6 by 7 meters, we were kept in that space for a period of a day, were then dispersed into separate cars of the Rapid support forces, we were transferred to West Darfur State General Secretariat of the Governor’s office. Our names were recorded by the Governor’s office. The Governor falsely announced us as the people in whose possession were unlicensed firearms and Motor Cycles he said . These accusations were used as a reason for our arrests. The governor ordered our numbers to be divided, the youth to be sent to Ardamata Prison, a total of 77 youth, the elderly groups was transferred to Port Sudan Prison, their total number was 97. I was among the 77 youth to be transferred however on being committed to prison, the Prison authority announced that we were four of us whose names were missing from the lists. We were then detained by the Rapid support forces in their detentions for a period of five days. During our five days detentions, we were severally beaten and humiliated basing on us not being part of Arab Shitia tribe. We were released on bail.

A group of defense lawyers in the west Darfur state confirmed to DNMD, that they presented a memorandum of appeal to the court of appeal on 31st August 2022. Appealing the decision of the Governor of West Darfur and no response till date. Darfur Bar Association leaders presented a request to the Chief Justice to enable them to visit the detainees in the Prisons on 10th of September 2022 and there has not been any response yet.

The decision to arrest and detain the above-mentioned individuals is in violation of the Law, since the chairman, sovereignty council decreed to the effect that the emergency law under which they are detained should be lifted, hence their continued detention is illegal and in violation of their right to freedom and liberty. The detainees have not been allowed to come in contact with their legal representatives and family members in further violations of their right to legal representation and personal liberty.

Since 2019, western Darfur had seen systematic and massive human rights violations, including torture, mass displacement, rape, and other forms of sexual violence. Almost 2 million had been driven from their homes. These systematic attacks on human rights were the symptoms of a humanitarian disaster, and were beginning to be seen in the border between Chad, and Sudan and attacks over the border by the Janjaweed came under international laws on conflict.

DNMD condemns the detention of the victims by the Coup Government. And the Governor should take the full responsibility of the outcomes of his decision and the suffering subjected to the victims and their families and the continued security unrest should be accounted for by the parties whom signed the Juba peace agreement 2020.

Called on the Government to either released immediately the detainees or promptly charge them with recognizable offenses before a court of law.

 DNMD calls upon all Alliance of human rights in Sudan, our partners, Lawyers and International Organization to put pressure on the responsible parties in order to secure the release of the detainees.

The designated expert on the situation of Human Rights in Sudan, while discharging his mandate, should monitor abuses in Darfur and promptly visit the prisons, notably Ardamata prison West Darfur and port-Sudan prison.

WEST DARFUR ARDAMATA PRISON:

  1. YAHYA AHMED MAHDI EL SHAKH
  2. ABDUSHAFI AL-HADI ABDULLA
  3. YASER ALI ABDULLA MOHAMMED
  4. BAKREY ISHAG ABDULLA HAROUN
  5. BHARELDEEN ADAM ABDULLA
  6. IDIRSS ADAM ABDULRAHMAN
  7. AL THYB ABDULLA ADAM ABAKER
  8. ISHAG ABAKER ISMAIL
  9. ALI ADAM MOHAMMED EISAH
  10. ADAM ISHAG ABDULLA HAROUN
  11. SULEMAN AHMED HASSAN
  12. GAMER ADAM AHMAD BAHR AL-DIN
  13. ISAM IBRAHIM ALI MOHAMMED
  14. IBRAHIM ABDULLAH MOHAMMED
  15. HUTHAM AHMED ABDULLAH
  16. NASRADEEN ADAM AHAMED
  17. ADAM MOHAMMED ABDALKAREEM
  18. ADAM HAMAD ABUKR KHAMIS
  19. ISHAG ISMAIL HAROUN
  20. NAGMADEEN ADAM ABUKER MOUSA
  21. ISMAIL MOHAMED ADAM
  22. YAHYA MOHMMED BARKA ISMAIL
  23. BAHAR HUSIEEN ALDOM
  24. MOHAMED SUIELIMAN YOUSIF ABDALRAHMAN
  25. IBRAHIM ABAKER ISHAQ
  26. ABUBAKAR ABDALLAH HAROUN ABDALLAH
  27. IBRAHIM YOUSIF OMAR TYRAB
  28. MOHAMED ABAKER HASSAN ABDALLAH
  29. BAHAR ALDEEN SUIELIMAN YOUSIF ABDALLAH
  30. ALAH ALDEEN YAHYA MOHAMED
  31. BAKHEET ISHAQ IBRAHIM SUIELIMAN
  32. GAMAR MOHAMED YAHYA ISHAQ
  33. NASER ADAM JUMA FOUDA
  34. NAJM ALDEEN ZAKARIA AHMAD MOHAMED
  35. RADWAN HAROUN ISMAIL ISHAQ
  36. MARWAN ABDALLAH ADAM ABDULLA
  37. HASSAN ABDULLA JUMA DOOD
  38. AZRAQ ISHAQ
  39. BAKHEET ABDUALRAHMAN IBRAHIM HASSAN
  40. AHMAD IBRAHIM ALI MOHAMED
  41. AMAR IBRAHIM ALI MOHAMED
  42. FAISAL AHMAD HASSAN ADAM
  43. IZALDEEN ADAM SUIELIMAN ADAM
  44. NASARALDEEN ABAKAR ISHAQ OMAR
  45. MUSTAFA ADAM IDRIS ALNOOR
  46. ABDALAZEEM HASSAN ABAKAR THYRAB
  47. SAMIR ABDULLAH MUSA ABDALLAH
  48. SAMANI YAQOUB ADAM
  49. ADAM ABAKAR MUSA
  50. HUISEEN ALDOMA YAHYA
  51. MUDASAR MOHAMAD ADAMI ADAM
  52. ABDAL ALGHANI MOHAMED ABAKAR
  53. ABDALHADI IBRAHIM ADAM
  54. YAQOUB YAHYA MOHAMED
  55. ISHAQ MOHAMED ABAKAR
  56. ADAM YAQOUB YOUNIS
  57. BAHAR ALDEEN MOHAMAD ADAM
  58. ISHAQ YAHAYA ABAKAR MOHAMED
  59. MIRGHANI MOHAMADEEN IBRAHIM
  60. ABAKAR ABDULLA RAMATHAN
  61. ABOUD YAHYA ISHAQ
  62. MUJAHID YAHYA ABAKAR ADAM
  63. HAMZA ABAKAR ABDULLAH
  64. HAFIZ BURMA IBRAHIM
  65. SAAD ADAM ALDOM
  66. ABDU AHMAD ABDULLA
  67. ALAALDEEN YAHYA ISMAIL
  68. DOWOUD IBRAHIM ISHAQ
  69. ABALHAMEED THYRAB ABDULLA
  70. MOHAMAD YAHYA ISHAQ
  71. KAMAL ZAKARIA ABDUL ALBANAT
  72. ABUBAKAR ISHAQ BASHAR ALI
  73. MUSAB MAHDI ADAM
  74. ABDU ABDALLAH MUSA
  75. AHMAD MOHAMED IBRAHIM
  76. IBRAHIM ISHAQ ABDULLAH

RED SEA STATE PORT SUDAN PRISON.

  1. ABUALGHASIM ISHAQ JABIR HUSIEEN
  2. MOHAMED ADAM RAMATHAN DALDOOM
  3. ABDUAL ALFATAH SHAREEF IBRAHIM SHAREEF
  4. ALSAMANI YAHYA ISHAQ SAEED
  5. RUDWAN ISHAQ ABAKAR
  6. ADAM YAHYA SUIELIMAN MOHAMED
  7. YASIR ISHAQ ABDULLAH HAROUN
  8. NOORALDEEN ADULLAH MOHAMED YAHYA
  9. ZAKARIA YAHYA ABAKAR MOHAMED
  10. ALTHYAB ADAM RAMATHATN DALDOOM
  11. MOHAMED ABULLAH MOHAMED IDRIS
  12. AMAR ABALLAH YAQOUB ABDULLAH
  13. ABUBAKAR MOHAMED ADAM ABDULLAH
  14. ABALKAREEM ABDULLAH IBRAHIM YAHYA
  15. ABDALAZEEM ABALNABY HASSAN MOHAMED
  16. MAKY ABDALLAH JUMA DOOD
  17. JALLAL MOHAMED ISHAQ MOHAMED
  18. HAIDAR HASSAN ADAM ABAKAR
  19. HASSAN MOHAMADEEN IBRAHIM
  20. ADIL ABDULLAH ABDU IBRAHIM
  21. FARIS ABDULLAH YAQOUB ABAKAR
  22. MUSTAFA MOHAMED ABAKAR FADOL
  23. SAAD HASSAN ABAKAR THYRAB
  24. MOHAMED YAHYA ABDUL ALNABI ABDALLAH
  25. JUMA ABAKAR MOHAMED ISHAQ
  26. IBRAHIM ABDALRAHMAN AHMAD MOHAMED
  27. MOHAMAD ISHAQ ABDULLAH HAROUN
  28. YAQOUB ADAM IDRIS ALNOOR
  29. SALIM ABAKAR ABDALLAH HAMDAN
  30. AHMAD YAQOUB ABDALLAH MOHAMED
  31. ALI MOHAMED ADAM MOHAMED
  32. MOHAMED ABDU AHMAD MOHAMED
  33. ABAKAR YAHYA YAQOUB SABEEL
  34. MUKHTAR OMAR IBRAHIM AHMAD
  35. ABDULAZEEZ MOHAMED ADAM ABDULLA
  36. ABDULLA ABDALRAHMAN OTHMAN OMAR
  37. YOUNIS OTHMAN KHATIR MOHAMAD
  38. JUMA MOHAMED SUIELIMAN ADAM
  39. ABDULLAH YAQOUB ABDULLA ALTOM
  40. ALTHYAB ALDOM ADAM ABDULLAH
  41. AHMAD OTHMAN HASSAN ABDALLA
  42. ABDALRAHMAN YAHYA ABAKAR ADAM
  43. AYMAN YAHYA ABAKAR ADAM
  44. ALDOM ADAM MOHAMED ADAM
  45. ALHADI ABDALBANAT MOHMAD ABAKAR
  46. OTHMAN ADAM DAMA ABAKAR
  47. MOHAMADEEN MUSA MOHAMAD ABDALLAH
  48. YOUSIF ASEEL MATHAR ADAM
  49. ABDALSALAM ABDULLA ADAM ABAKAR
  50. ALTHYAB IBRAHIM YAQOUB ISHAQ
  51. BILAL MOHAMED IBRAHIM ABDULLA
  52. NASIR ABAKAR HAROUN OTHMAN
  53. AHMAD MOHAMED MUSA ISHAQ
  54. FIDEEL MOHAMED IBRAHIM ABDALLA
  55. YAHYA ADAM THARIQ
  56. MANSOOR ADAM ABAKAR ISMAIL
  57. AHMAD HUSIEEN ADAM SUIELIMAN
  58. AHMAD YAHYA ABDALRAHMAN MOHAMED
  59. HUSIEEN MOHAMAD OMAR THYRAB
  60. AYMAN OMAR YAHYA ISHAQ
  61. ADAM ISHAQ YAQOUB ABAKAR
  62. ADAM ISHAQ ABDULLA RAMATHAN
  63. EEZALDEEN JUMA YAHYA MOHAMAD.
  64. ABDULLAH ABDULLAH MUSA OTHMAN.
  65. MOHAMED IBRAHIM ADAM ABAKAR ABDULLAH.
  66. ABDALLAH MATHAR ISHAQ ADAM.
  67. ABAKAR YAHYA ABAKAR ADAM.
  68. JAMAL MOHAMED ABAKAR ABDULLAH.
  69. ALAALDEEEN ZAKARIA ABDALBANAT .
  70. AHMAD HAJAR YAHYA SHAWAL.
  71. ABDAL ALSHAKOOR IBRAHIM ABDALLAH.
  72. BAKHEET ALDOM HARRAN RAMATHAN.
  73. ABDALMAJID ADAM MOHMAD FADOL.
  74. ALNOOR OMAR ABAKAR ISHAQ.
  75. MANSOOR ISHAQ ABAKAR IDRIS.
  76. ISMAIL HASSAN ABDULLAH ISHAQ.
  77. JAMAL ABAKAR IBRAHIM ADAM.
  78. ALSADIQ MOHAMAD MOHAMADEEN ADAM.
  79. HAMID ADAM ALDOM YUNIS.
  80. BISHARA BABIKIR IBRAHIM ADAM.
  81. IBRAHIM HAJAR YAHYA SHARAF.
  82. JALAL ABDULLAH HASSAN ADAM.
  83. ISMAIL AHMAD HASSAN ADAM.
  84. IBRAHIM YAHAYA ABAKAR MOHAMAD.
  85. ABDALGHANI ABDALLAH IBRAHIM.
  86. NOOR ALDEEN SUIELIMAN MUSA.
  87. HAMZA HASSAN ABAKAR THYRAB.
  88. ABDALKARIM ALDOM ABAKAR IDRIS.
  89. ABDALLAH ADAM HUSIEEN ABDALLAH.
  90. ADAM ABAKAR ISHAQ YAQOUB.
  91. OMAR YAHYA ISHAQ MUSA.
  92. ABDALAZEEZ HASSAN ABAKAR THYRAB.
  93. HASSAN IBRAHIM ALI MOHAMED.
  94. MAHMOUD MOHAMED IBRAHIM SUIELIMAN.
  95. IDRIS SUIELIMAN ABDALLAH MOHAMAD.
  96. JIDO ABDALRAHMAN ALSADIQ TAJIR.
  97. ALSAED ABDU IBRAHIM ADAM.

For more information, contact Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNMD at email: hassan.m@darfurmonitors.org and on Tel: (+256)752792112 (+249)924638036.

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