21 Al Bashir cadres detained fleeing North Darfur capital

The governor of South Darfur, Maj Gen Hashim Khalid, announced the arrest of more than 21 members and leaders of the ousted Al Bashir regime.

Sudan's deposed military dictator, Omar Al Bashir (File photo)

The governor of South Darfur, Maj Gen Hashim Khalid, announced the arrest of more than 21 members and leaders of the ousted Al Bashir regime.

The governor pointed to the arrest of a number of figures of the National Congress Party (NCP), including women, “just before they wanted to flee the state capital Nyala”.

He stressed the continued cooperation between himself and the Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC) in the state for the sake of the South Darfuris who have been patient with the injustice and corruption of the former regime for the past 30 years.

He denied in his meeting with a delegation of the AFC that the new director of the South Darfur Radio and Television Corporation belonged to the former regime.

He said: I assigned the employee according to his career rank without any consideration given to his political affilliations.

Former NISS chief under house arrest

Salah Gosh the former Director of the National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) has been placed under house arrest, said the spokesperson of the military council on Tuesday.

In a press conference held at the Sudanese presidency, Shams al-Din Kabbashir told the media denied reports about Gosh presence outside prison saying he and the other figures of the former regime including Omer al-Bashir are in jail and that the investigations are underway with them.

"No one will escape punishment," he said.

Gosh resigned in April in response to growing pressure from the Sudan’s public and opposition forces to make a complete break with the Al Bashir regime.

Former senior officials of the Al Bashir regime, that was deposed in a military coup which seized power on April 11, were last week given 48 hours to vacate government-owned houses that were allocated to them during their tenure with the former regime.

In April, the chairman of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), Lt Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan, confirmed that ousted President Omar Al Bashir, who is being held along with “most of the detained officials of the former regime” in Kober Prison in Khartoum North, are allowed visits from lawyers and doctors to verify their presence.

El Burhan affirmed that “they are treated in accordance with the law”. He said that the file of those involved in killing during the demonstrations has be referred to the prosecution, and he pledged to hold them accountable.

New generators for North Darfur

The governor of North Darfur, Maj Gen Malik Khojaly, confirmed that the first row of NCP leaders is excluded from the executive branch in the state and that work is underway to exclude the second row while the change continues so that there would be no vacuum in the work wheel.

The governor announced the arrival of new generators that will be installed in two weeks to add eight megawatts, which will contribute to the maintenance and stability of electricity in El Fasher.

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