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Another opposition leader held in Sudan capital

June 12 - 2019 KHARTOUM

On Monday, the security forces in Khartoum detained Salah Abdelrahman (nicknamed Abusurra), the head of the opposition Democratic Forces Revolutionary Front. Earlier this week, the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) deported three leaders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North under the leadership of Malik Agar (SPLM-N Agar) to the South Sudanese capital Juba against their will.

The Front condemned in a statement of the arrest of its chairman and also condemned the behaviour of the security forces and the military junta, which hinders the democratic transition and stands against the aspirations of the Sudanese people.

The Front holds the TMC fully responsible for his safety and demanded his release and the immediate release of all political detainees.

Salah Abusurra returned home from the diaspora on April 30 after the fall of ousted President Omar Al Bashir.

El Gedaref state government has also launched a campaign of arrests of medical and health personnel, while the state governor and the head of the security apparatus in the state threatened to dismiss the employees and workers who carried out the civil disobedience.

Lawyer Ramzi Yahya, leading member of the Sudanese Professional Association in El Gedaref, described the civil disobedience as successful despite the arrests of three health workers and the threats by the governor and director of the security apparatus in the state.

Yahya told Radio Dabanga from El Gedaref that the association and its allies would continue with various protest activities such as vigils until the handover of power to civilians.

Deported

Earlier this week, TMC deported three leaders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North under the leadership of Malik Agar (SPLM-N Agar) to the South Sudanese capital Juba against their will.

They returned to Khartoum last month “to discuss all issues with the TMC and the movement’s allies within Sudan” and were arrested last week.

Deputy chairman Yasir Arman, secretary-general Ismail Khamis Jalab and spokesperson Mubarak Ardol were released from detention on Monday and then denied access to their accommodation in Khartoum. Instead, they were flown to Juba in a military aircraft.


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