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Family of detained Sudanese activist appeal for his release

THE family of Sudanese activist Ahmed al-Sharif Ahmed Abosaham today appealed for his immediate release.

Mr Abosaham, a member of the Beika Resistance Committees, was arrested by the country’s military intelligence on Monday June 10 as he travelled between Gedaref and Kassala in the civil war torn nation.

Sudan has been hit by fighting which began in April last year when soaring tensions between the leaders of the country’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces exploded into open fighting that has killed more than 14,000 people.

Mr Abosaham, who has been living in Beika village since the fighting broke out, is an active member of the resistance and service committees who is known for his service to the community before and after the outbreak of the civil war.

The family are worried that Mr Abosaham may be subject to torture and that charges against him may be fabricated.

Mr Abosaham was travelling for health reasons when authorities detained him and the family are concerned that his diabetic condition may worsen during his detention.

A statement from the family said: “We appeal to and urge all human rights groups and concerned organisations inside and outside Sudan to take the necessary steps to protect him and ensure his release.”

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