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Sudanese refugees hunted in Egypt

Sudanese refugees in Egypt refuse to go back to Sudan, where they fear the National Intelligence and Security Service could be waiting around the corner to harm them or their families.
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CAIRO — Farah Hamed, a Sudanese refugee from the war-torn province of Darfur, was startled when he heard a loud knocking on his apartment door in Cairo in July. Too scared to open the door, he looked through the peephole to see who it was. He said that is when he saw the man from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service who had arrested and tortured him in Sudan in 2010. Backing away, Hamed instructed his son to be quiet and then waited silently until the man finally left.

“A year before he came to my home, I saw my torturer in a market in Cairo,” said Hamed, a 47-year-old man with a nest of wrinkles around his eyes. “He approached me and said, ‘Even if you die in Egypt, I will pull your corpse from the ground and kill you again.'"

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