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Sudan arrests two Germans in relation to dam row
Author: Sudan Tribune , Published on: 9 November 2011
Two German citizens have been arrested in Sudan on suspicion of attempting to collect information about claims of displacement arising from the construction of Merowe Dam upcountry...More than 100,000 persons have been displaced in Nile River state in northern Sudan due to the 2010 construction of the Chinese-engineered Merowe Dam on the Fourth cataract of the River Nile...The two suspects, a man and a woman, are accused by the authorities of seeking to generate international publicity around the issue of Merowe Dam’s affected population...[T]he authorities suspect that the two Germans traveled to the Nile River State in order to collect further evidence on the involvement of a German company in the construction of the dam. This is in reference to the German consultant, Lahmeyer...which has come under investigation on charges stemming from a complaint filed by the European Center of Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) against the background of the company’s participation in the dam construction.
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