The Public Order Court in Darfur has fined six South Sudanese from Kario camp on the charges of obstructing an officer on duty and terrorism against the state during a raid on Monday. A pregnant woman who was injured during the raid awaits her trial in the hospital.
The court in Ed Daein, the capital of East Darfur, sentenced a camp leader and five refugees to three months in prison and to paying a fine of SDG5,000 ($812.70) on Thursday.
Camp leader Margo Ana Loyd (Agok), Garang Ashok, Alot Bak, Melik Anok, Marik Denk, and Joseph Niuk were arrested by a paramilitary force in Kario, a new camp for South Sudanese refugees, on Monday.
The court acquitted the trials of camp leader Ibrahim Awil and Rebecca Garang, while Alok Dud Abuk (Kuak), a pregnant woman activist, remains in the hospital awaiting her trial. Abuk was beaten by the members of the paramilitary Abu Tira.
The Abu Tira raided the camp on Monday, wounding a number of refugees and leaders in the process. A witness claimed that the Abu Tira apparently sought illegal wine-makers among the refugees from South Sudan in Kario.