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Sudanese asylum seekers tortured on return to Sudan

(B2) This is an investigation by the American daily newspaper, New York Times, who affirms it. Some of the Sudanese asylum seekers expelled from Europe (1) were indeed tortured on their return to Sudan. The New York Times was able to interview seven of them during a recent report in Sudan. Four reported being tortured upon their return to Sudan. One of them is a political dissident from Darfur expelled at the end of 2017 from France to Khartoum.

Darfur dissident expelled from France tortured

On arrival, " he was arrested by NISS agents. Over the next 10 days, he said he was subjected to electric shocks, punches and blows with metal bars. At one point he lost consciousness and had to be taken to hospital. He was later released on a form of parole » tells the NY Times. Before his expulsion from France, Sudanese police officers had already threatened him while French police officers stood nearby. “ I told the French police: 'They are going to kill us.' But they didn't understand »

(1) More than 50 Sudanese asylum seekers in Europe have been expelled over the last 18 months from Belgium, France and Italy, according to the daily.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).