Arrests in Khartoum
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Several human rights groups shared the office of HAND. One of the arrestees was the human rights activist Abdelrahman Adam (35), who allegedly collaborates with Radio Dabanga and HAND and is still detained.
Another detaine is a journalist of the Al Sahafa daily newspaper: Gafar Elsabki Ibrahim Abu (37). He was arrested by the Sudanese National Security. He was taken from the newspaper’s premises on Wednesday afternoon. The paper’s editor in chief, Alnur Ahmed Alnur, confirmed the arrest to Radio Dabanga. He said Elsabki is an editor from the town of Um Kedada in Darfur.
The US State department condemned the arrest as did the UNAMID peacekeeping mission in Darfur. International human rights organizations made calls for "action" to put pressure on the government to release the detainees.
The following persons are still detained:
Abdelrahman Adam (33, Ad Daien)
Abu Gasim (30, Ad Daien)
Gafar ElSabki (37, Um Kedada)
Zakeria Yagoub (34, Khartoum)
Adam Al Nour
Kwather Omer (35)