Dramatic footage filmed by protesters in Sudan shows masked security agents chasing down protesters, beating them and dragging them away to secret detention centres. Who are these hit squads? Where are these detention centres? And what happens inside their walls?




Lighthouse Reports worked together with the BBC Africa Eye team and analysed dozens of dramatic videos filmed during the recent uprising. We’ve also spoken with witnesses who have survived torture. Some of these protesters tell us about a secret and widely feared holding facility – The Fridge – where the cold is used as an instrument of torture.


Benjamin Strick
Abdulmoniem Suleiman
Klaas Van Dijken
Aliaume Leroy

Production and editting
Suzanne Vanhooymissen
Tom Flannery
Daniel Adamson