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Ailing Sudanese Congress Party leader released from detention

March 30 - 2018 KHARTOUM
Omar El Digeir, chairman of the Sudanese Congress Party (RD)
Omar El Digeir, chairman of the Sudanese Congress Party (RD)

On Wednesday evening the security authorities released Omar Yousef El Digeir, head of the Sudanese Congress Party, after 80 days of detention.

El Digeir was detained in El Obeid, North Kordofan, on January 7, by the Sudanese security apparatus. 

He said in a statement after his release “Today we are more determined to persevere in the same difficult and beautiful way to go with our people towards a homeland of freedom, justice and decent life”.

He added that “The prison will not deprive us of our will undermine our faith in our homeland.”

He said he left behind dozens of detainees from the Sudanese Congress Party and the spectrum of opposition political forces in prison and demanded continuing to press for their release

In the Nuba Mountains, the military intelligence authorities in El Abbasiya have been holding Mohamed Awad in detention for more than two weeks.

Lawyer Kamal Abdallah told Radio Dabanga that the town's intelligence authorities are still holding Awad and has not yet been released.

The lawyer described the arrest as being contrary to the Interim Constitution, the law and international covenants.

He said that the arrest has been the position and activity of Awad, who supports the issues of the people in the region.

He called on the authorities to release him or bring him to a fair trial.

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