UPDATE 2-Sudanese student dies after protests - activists

Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:19pm GMT

* Sudanese activists mourn their first "martyr"

* Monday protests quickly crushed by armed police

* Security prevent two papers being distributed

(Adds protests suppressed, Taha comments)

By Opheera McDoom

KHARTOUM, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A student in Sudan died from his injuries after being beaten by security forces who broke up anti-government demonstrations inspired by protests in neighbouring Egypt, activists said on Monday.

Three activists told Reuters that Mohamed Abdelrahman, a student from Khartoum's Omdurman Ahaliya University, died in hospital from his injuries late on Sunday and had been buried. The university has been closed indefinitely.

It was the first reported death in student protests that have erupted in several cities.

On Sunday night, students at Khartoum university were beaten and teargassed in their dormitories with at least five injured. Protests were also held in el-Obeid town in the west and Kassala in the east, with hundreds of young people being beaten by police with batons, activists said.   Continued...

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