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Sudanese Police Raid Khartoum University; Arrest 400 Students

February 17, 2012

Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Sudanese police raided Khartoum University today, arresting about 400 students, said Ahmed Samir, spokesman for Sudan Change Now, a youth movement in the North African country.

Police cars cordoned off the university’s dormitory and closed all roads leading to the campus, Samir said in a phone interview from the capital, Khartoum. All of the students in the dormitory were escorted out of the university by armed policemen, he said.

Al-Ser Ahmed Omar, spokesman for Sudan’s police force, didn’t answer his mobile phone when Bloomberg called him seeking comment.

--Editors: Paul Richardson, Hilton Shone.

To contact the reporter on this story: Salma El Wardany in Khartoum via Nairobi at

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