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Amnesty International Urges Sudan to Release Detained Teacher

March 17, 2012

Amnesty International urged Sudan to release a detained teacher and member of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, Jalila Khamis Koko, saying she’s “at risk of torture and other ill treatment.”

Koko was two days ago taken from her home by a group belonging to Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service, Amnesty International said in an e-mailed statement yesterday.

The SPLM-N, banned in Sudan, was the northern branch of South Sudan’s ruling party before it became a separate group following the south’s independence.

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

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at

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