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KADUGLI - 16 Nov 2012

Roundup of suspected rebel sympathizers in Kadugli

The national security service detained 33 women in Kadugli, South Kordofan, for allegedly supporting the Sudan People Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), family members of the victims told Radio Dabanga on Thursday, 15 November.

They said the victims, 34 in total ─ including one man─ are being subjected to humiliation while in detention.

Activists demanded that the government of Sudan releases them and described their arrest as ‘arbitrary, illegal and contrary to the law, to the constitution, to ethics and against the Sudanese traditions and customs’.


The names of the 34 detainees, according to sources, are: Alradiyah Suleiman Teyyah (a basic school teacher); Amal Abdul-Fadeel Alnur (tax inspector); Afaf Madeni Nasser (from Alsabur village); Medani Nasser (the father of Afaf, from Alsabur village); Hawa Kabbara Musaid; Maha Ali; RabhaKaila (housewife); Magda Mubarak; Amal Abdel Gader (from the ministry of finance); Fatima Subahi;  Mawedda Mawafy; Saia Hussein; Aisha Hussein; Fatima Makki; Sumeiyya Mirghani; Ihsan Ibrahim; Fathia Abdul Muttalib (from the ministry of health); Rasail Murad; Ahlam Abdelgader; Alyaa Musa; Zainab Musa; Amna Yusuf; Um Hussein Abu Zeid; Tayseer Abdelgader; Samya Zarrouk; Khadija Mohammed Badr (a university graduate); Aisha Humaidan; Fatima Mohamed Ali; Nazik Bashir; Heba Abdel Rahman; Riwaya Moussa; Asmahan Ramadan Makki (a medical laboratory technician); Wijdan Abraham (a broadcasting employee); and Najat Ibrahim.

Related: Security investigating women for SPLM-N ties (14 November 2012)