Five Darfur lawyers arrested by security forces
The head of the Darfur Bar Association and a prominent leader of the Umma Party, Mohammed Abdullah Al Duma, was arrested on Sunday by government security forces. Four lawyers from Darfur were also arrested; three of the names are Gibril Hamid Hassabu, Rehab Assadiq Sharif and Rashida Al Ansari.
The arrests occurred after a press conference was held, briefing activists on the case of Victor Bushra Gamal. Bushra Gamal was arrested by security forces and imprisoned for a year. He was released on bail over a week ago. Speakers at the press conference included Al Duma, Bushra Gamal and Farouk Abu Issa, chairman of the National Consensus Forces.
Activists and human rights lawyers appealed to the Khartoum government for their release. They also appealed to humanitarian organizations to support their calls.
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