Robby Sohansingh

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Robby Sohansingh
BornSomradj Robby Sohansingh
(1945-06-04)June 4, 1945
💀DiedDecember 8, 1982(1982-12-08) (aged 37)
Paramaribo, SurinameDecember 8, 1982(1982-12-08) (aged 37)
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Somradj Robby Sohansingh (June 4, 1945 – December 8, 1982) was a Surinamese entrepreneur. He was one of the victims of the December murders.


After completing his education with a specialization in business administration, Sohansingh began to help his father in the family business. His father owned a transport company in Paramaribo. Subsequently, he sold it and founded a new business related to the production of building material - crushed stone. Sohangsingh was in charge of the production process and reached such a level that Suriname stopped importing rubble from abroad.

After the military coup led by Dési Bouterse in 1980, Sohansingh was very critical of the military regime.[1] He was accused of involvement in the counter-coup of Surendre Rambocus on March 11, 1982; he would have co-financed this coup.

Sohansingh spent seven months in prison, where he would have been tortured.[2] While awaiting trial, he was released, but on 8 December 1982, he was arrested again by the soldiers of Bouterse and transferred to Fort Zeelandia. Here, he would have been tortured along with fourteen others and then executed. Eyewitnesses later stated that his body showed signs of severe torturing and bullet wounds on the front of the body.[2] Sohansing was buried on 13 December 1982 at the Sarwa Oedai cemetery in Paramaribo.


  1. Somradj Sohansingh, Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, 11 April 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bijlage bij Communications Nos. 146/1983 and 148 - 154/1983, 4 April 1985

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