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Anti-election campaigners detained in Sudan

April 13 - 2015 OMDURMAN / EL SUKI / ED DUWEIM
Selma Adam Bineya, active member of the mainstream Sudan Liberation Movement, was detained in Omdurman on 12 April 2015
Selma Adam Bineya, active member of the mainstream Sudan Liberation Movement, was detained in Omdurman on 12 April 2015

The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) detained a number of anti-election campaigners in Khartoum and some other Sudanese states on Sunday.

Security agents took Selma Adam Bineya, prominent member of the mainstream Sudan Liberation Movement, from her house in Omdurman to an unknown destination.

Activist Sandra Faroug Kadouda was detained, when she was driving her car to the anti-election sit-in at the headquarters of the National Umma Party in Omdurman.

In El Suki, near Sinja in eastern Sudan, anti-election activists Shumo Hamid Zakariya, Adnan Jamaleldin, and Taha Mohamed Taha were taken into custody.

Mohamed Yousef, Ahmed El Tayeb, and Ali Omar El Faki, leading members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), were held in Ed Duweim, White Nile state.

Last week, several protests were staged against the election throughout the country. Stickers and graffiti in various towns urge the Sudanese not to vote in the “election of blood”.


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