The Maaliya Youth Association has denounced “the arbitrary detention campaign” carried out by paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) against 67 members of their tribe.

In a press statement on Friday, the association of Maaliya youth living in Abu Karinka, Adila, and Keleikil Abu Salama in East Darfur, strongly protest the detention of 17 Maaliya omdas and 50 other members during the past two weeks.

After renewed clashes erupted between Maaliya and Rizeigat north of Ed Daein, capital of East Darfur, on 21 and 22 July, the authorities deployed a military buffer force to separate the militants.