JUBA – The Sudanese government is set to deport at least 600 South Sudanese following completion of six-month prison terms in different Sudanese prisons in Khartoum, according to activists and the Sudanese government.
Eye Radio is reporting that the South Sudanese nationals were convicted of different crimes including violent acts and also disturbance of peace in the Sudanese capital.
This comes after South Sudanese communities fought at the suburbs of Khartoum over elopement of a lady that reportedly sparked violence between the community where the girl is from and the community to which the girl was eloped.
“Those who were arrested in the areas of Geriff, Hela Kuku, Maigoma, Haj Yousif, and Suba are more than 900. They were taken to prison until the issue subsided,” an activist is quoted by Eye Radio as saying.
“Those arrested carrying machetes on the streets of Khartoum were sentenced to 6 months in the prison, and fined 20,000 Sudanese Pounds per person,” said Achol Malong, a South Sudanese human rights activist based in Khartoum.
“Those who killed the 7 people are still waiting for their conviction,” she explained. “We encouraged the government of Sudan to do so because if they don’t take this kind of action, our people will continue to die in numbers.”