Imam arrested for critical comments on Sudan fuel crisis, racketeering
The Imam of a mosque in Delgo in Sudan’s Northern State was detained on Thursday evening for mentioning rising prices and the fuel crisis in a sermon.
A caller from Delgo told Radio Dabanga that agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) seized Sheikh Mortada Mukhtar from Delgo mosque after Ramadan prayers on Thursday.
The sheikh was reportedly released on Friday morning.
In his sermon, the Imam criticised the sale of fuel at the mining areas adjacent to Delgo on the black market at high prices.
The authorities previously arrested Sheikh Fathelrahman, Imam of a mosque in Delgo because of criticising the rise of cost of living and the fuel crisis in the sermon of Friday prayers.
Delgo is witnessing complete lack of fuel, while diesel and petrol are indeed sold on the black market at very high prices.
People of Darfur states have complained of the continued hike of food prices that have become unaffordable during the month of Ramadan.
Residents of Ed Daein, capital of East Darfur as well as Gireida in South Darfur told Radio Dabanga about the hike of the prices of foodstuff.
Residents of Kutum in North Darfur told Radio Dabanga that the prices have doubled during the month of Ramadan.
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