Sudanese students flee during a demonstration in Khartoum in support of four dead peers
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Jihad units fueling Sudan campus unrestSitting behind a table in his downtown Khartoum office, Sudanese businessman Ammar Sajjad talks in a hushed tone about his son's detention at his college campus last year.For hours the 19-year-old electronics student was repeatedly beaten in a small room by a group of fellow pupils, who Sajjad said were members of a jihad unit that was active at the college. Scores of these units were set up years ago in universities across Sudan to recruit students to fight in the country's brutal North-South civil war.Several student leaders AFP spoke to said these units were now recruiting students to crush dissent on campuses.Several students from these groups were killed fighting in the civil war, said Mohammad al-Jack, professor at University of Khartoum.Pro-regime student leaders denied these groups had any role in violence on campuses.
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