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Khartoum opposition leader held in NISS raid

October 4 - 2017 KHARTOUM / OMDURMAN
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Tarig Mansour, the head of the Karari branch of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party was arrested by agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) during a raid on his home early on Tuesday morning.

Nureldin Salaheldin, head of the Sudanese Congress Party for Khartoum said that at 2 am on Tuesday an armed force stormed Mansour's house, broke-in the doors, and assaulted Mansour's brother with rifle butts.

He said that Mansour was arrested in his night dress without allowing him to change.

He pointed out that the force returned again to demand the delivery of Mansour's mobile phone. He said that the security apparatus refused to disclose the reasons for the arrest of Mansour despite the family's asking information on his whereabouts.


On Saturday, four men claiming to work for the security services abducted Yagoub Abdelmowla from his shop at Libya market in western Omdurman and took him to an unknown destination.

Yesterday neighbouring traders told Radio Dabanga that Abdelmowla is from South Darfur. “He is working as a tailor at Libya market has no differences with any person or party nor has any connection with any political party.”

They called on the kidnappers to immediately release him or inform his family of his whereabouts. “If the kidnappers are from the security services, they should either release him immediately or inform his family or bring him to trial if he is found guilty.”

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