Sudan Stories Part I: The Story of M

Written by Gina Smith

In part one of this Dan Patterson Sudan Stories series, find the story of M, a Sudanese man forced to choose between losing a kidney and making bombs. — Here’s the first of three installments in our Dan Patterson Sudan Stories series. This one focuses on a man Dan calls “M,” a Sudanese citizen who says he was kidnapped, tortured and forced to choose between losing a kidney or learning how to make bombs. Dan Patterson reports.

Today I am focusing on M, a Cairo-based Sudanese citizen. M tells me that, as a young man, he was kidnapped, forced to serve in the Sudan military and punished for his unwillingness to learn bomb-making tactics. Years later, after his release, M built a life in Sudan. But he was siezed yet again. And tortured. Read more here … and check out the full interview below. 

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