Khartoum / El Geneina — 57 illegally detained Darfuris were launched after embarking on an open-ended starvation strike previous this month. At least 163 are nonetheless held in prisons all over Sudan. 14 detainees launched from Port Sudan Prison arrived in Khartoum on Sunday night time.

On December 16, 21 detainees had been launched from El Huda Prison in Omdurman. 14 others had been launched from Ardamata Prison in El Geneina, West Darfur, and ten from El Fasher Prison in North Darfur.

The 14 West Darfur detainees who had been launched from Port Sudan Prison made their option to Khartoum this weekend.

The detainees began a starvation strike, which brought on the government to unlock a few of them. They had been launched with none method to achieve their properties after spending up to 22 months in detention.

The West and North Darfur Detainees Defence Committee, which used to be arrange in cooperation with the Darfur Bar Association (DBA) and the Rule of Law Initiative, reported in a press observation the day prior to this that 95 detainees are nonetheless being held in Port Sudan, Red Sea state. 68 others are held in Ardamata Prison in El Geneina, West Darfur.

Among the ones launched from Port Sudan jail are Ahmed Hasan Adam and his son Feisal. Eight in their family stay in detention.

Hunger moves

More than 200 other folks from West Darfur, held with out fees in quite a lot of prisons in Sudan, began an open-ended hunger strike on December 11. They were detained illegally in deficient prerequisites and not using a honest trial.

The detainees will proceed their starvation strike till their arbitrary detention ends or they’re going to be dropped at a good trial, in line with a press observation made by way of 80 West Darfuri detainees held in Port Sudan Prison in Red Sea state.

The observation used to be additionally made on behalf of the 127 different detainees from West Darfur held in El Huda Prison in Omdurman and Ardamata Prison.

Last week, main member of the DBA El Sadig Ali Hasan informed Radio Dabanga that the detainees’ hunger strike continued “amid complacency from the local community and the United Nations, and complete disregard and neglect from all sides”.

(*57*)He criticised the silence and inactivity of the world neighborhood.


Darfur Network for Monitoring and Documentation (DNMD), which has in the past advocated for the discharge of the West Darfuri detainees, interviewed a number of of the 21 detainees who had been launched from El Huda Prison remaining week.

Yahya Yousef used to be held when he used to be seeking to accumulate monetary assist to hide the scientific expenses of his in poor health spouse. He used to be taken to Ardamata Prison and used to be later transferred to El Huda Prison. Following his unlock on Friday, he found out his spouse and two kids had died because of the illness.

Abdallah Dawoud Nassar used to be summoned to the RSF places of work in El Geneina in a telephone name. When he reached the structures, he used to be held and transferred to El Huda Prison with out clarification.

“I suffered immensely during my detention; I fell sick and started to urinate blood. I went into a hunger strike upon which I was released,” he informed DNMD.

“I was made to sign a pledge neither to pursue the matter of my detention nor what happened to me during the detention and not to get involved in tribal conflicts. I lost all my money following my detention and my family suffered greatly.”

‘I suffered immensely throughout my detention; I fell ill and began to urinate blood’

There had been a minimum of 15 minors (on the time in their arbitrary arrest) among the detainees. One of them, Mohamed Abdallah Osman, used to be 16 years previous when he used to be detained.

“I was held in El Geneina on April 13, 2021, when I was working with my uncle in the city. Five days later I was transferred to El Huda Prison, and since that date, I remained in detention without any investigations or being brought to court,” he informed DNMD.

Most of the launched detainees in El Huda Prison spent 22 months in unlawful detention. They had been launched with none method to achieve their properties.

“DNMD welcomes this step of releasing the detainees from the different prisons and continuously advocates and calls upon the authorities to release the remainder of the detainees that continue to suffer in illegal detentions without a trial,” their observation learn.