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|January 3, 2011|
KHARTOUM 3 Jan
Today marks the 66th day of detention for some Darfuri journalists and human rights activists arrested in Khartoum.
Darfuri journalists and human rights activists arrested in Khartoum. A number of people of Darfuri origin were arrested in Khartoum between October 30 and November 3. They included, among others: Jaafar Sabki, an editor of Al Sahafa newspaper, Abdelrahman Adam Abdelrahman, an editor of Radio Dabanga, Dirar Adam Dirar, a Darfuri activist, and Abdelrahman Al Gasim, a member of the Darfur Bar Association.
Two women activists, Fatima Mohamed Al Hassan and Fatima Mohamed Abdelrahman, were arrested in Nyala on 5 December and 7 December. They were strong voices for women’s rights, human rights, and for Darfur itself
The detainees have been denied access to their lawyers and families.
6 Darfuri women raped by soldiers, 1 shot dead
Soldiers in Darfur killed one woman and raped six others. They opened fire on Mariam Isaag Adam, the 18 year old mother of a baby girl, near Attash Camp in South Darfur on Friday. She died. They raped six other women, aged between 15 and 25 years and all residents of Attash Camp.
A relative of the slain victim told Radio Dabanga that the seven women were on their way to collect palm fronds outside of the camp when they were assaulted by regular troops stationed near the camp.
Mariam Isaag Adam tried to escape. The soldiers shot her dead. The soldiers halted and raped the other women.