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Member of Sudan opposition cluster arrested

January 27 - 2017 KHARTOUM
Security members in a truck in Darfur (file photo)
Security members in a truck in Darfur (file photo)

A member of a Sudanese coalition of opposition parties was arrested after a meeting in Khartoum on Wednesday evening. The family of a detained activist, currently on a hunger strike, is concerned about his wellbeing.

Amin Saad, a member of National Consensus Forces (NCF) coalition and member of the Hashd Party was arrested by security agents following a meeting of the general assembly of the NCF.

The NCF released a press statement shortly after, condemning the arrest of Saad and holding the security service responsible for his safety.

Mudawi Ibrahim's detention

The family of the detained human rights activist Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim has raised a memorandum to the Ministry of Justice demanding his release. Ibrahim has been on hunger strike in Kober prison starting one week ago.

The family and lawyer Salwa Absam Yousif requested from the security apparatus to allow him receiving family visits, and allow him access to his personal physician to supervise his health. Mudawi´s lawyer and family have been denied access to him.

The American Embassy in Khartoum expressed its deep concern about the treatment of the detainee, and that Mudawi is still being held without charge since 7 December last year, in a message on its official Facebook page on Wednesday.

University professor Mudawi´s arrest came at a time when at least 23 opposition leaders and supporters are in jail having been arrested in connection with a three-day stay-at-home strike called in protest against the rising cost of living and government spending cuts. The strike took place between 27 to 29 November 2016.

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