Arrest of RC member Abuzar in Kadogli

HUDO Centre No. H.K/PS/69/021
12th November 2021
                                                                                                            PRESS STATEMENT
                                                           ARREST OF RESISTANT COMMITTEE MEMBER IN KADOGLI, SUDAN

On 11th November 2021, Mr. Abuzar Daoud (member of Kadogli resistant committee) was arrested by Sudan Armed Force from Kadogli market. They opened a case against him at Kadogli central police where he is currently detained. On 11th November 2021 around 2:00 PM (Sudan local time), Mr. Abuzar Daoud Hussein was arrested by armed soldiers of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) from Kadogli market. During the arrest, SAF soldiers came with four vehicles with SAF number plates, arrested him and took him to SAF base in Umbatah neighbourhood of Kadogli where they confiscated his smart phones. They later took him to Kadogli central police and filed/ opened a case against him under articles (58 – Abetment of mutiny, 159 – Defamation and 160 – Insult and Abuse) in Sudan Criminal Penal – 1991. He is currently detained at the mentioned police office and was not allowed to be released on bail. A member of Kadogli resistant committee talked to HUDO Centre saying that: “within resistant committee, we believe Mr. Abuzar arrest to be a malicious arrest by security organs in preventing Kadogli demonstration in line with the announced countrywide protests of 13th November 2021”. Mr. Abuzar Daoud Hussein (32 years old) is the Rapporteur of Kadogli Resistance Committees. Kadogli is the capital of South Kordufan State/ Nuba Mountains. HUDO is very concerned about the situation of civilians in Sudan and calls upon:
· Sudan Armed Force in Kadogli to stop arresting civilians and to give back Mr. Abuzar’s confiscated phones.
· The prosecution office in Kadogli to immediately release Mr. Abuzar, to stop arbitrary arrests, dismiss such charges and to account for the conduct arresting officers.
· The national, international organizations and UN agencies to pay attention especially to the conflict areas mainly during this time of the coup.

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