Sudan

Teacher detained in Mukjar, Central Darfur

MUKJAR (16 Jul .) - Security forces have detained a teacher in Mukjar town, Central Darfur.

“Sheikh Suleiman Ibrahim Hussein, a basic school teacher in Mukjar, was detained at 9am on Tuesday. They took him to one of their detention centres in the town,” a parent of school pupils told Radio Dabanga.

“The reason for his detention is entirely unclear,” he said.

“We are concerned about the sheikh’s health, as he may be exposed to torture. His relatives and lawyer were not allowed to visit him on Wednesday.”

“Residents and displaced in Mukjar strongly condemn the detention. The sheikh is well known here in the town, as teacher, and as the former head of the Mukjar Council of the Displaced. We all demand his immediate release.”