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More SCP members detained in West Darfur

December 14 - 2016 EL GENEINA / KHARTOUM
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Two members of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party were detained by agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) at the police headquarters in the West Darfur capital of El Geneina on Monday.

An activist from El Geneina told Radio Dabanga that both men were initially arrested and criminal charges were filed against them for writing slogans on walls demanding toppling of the regime, denouncing the economic hardship, and supporting civil disobedience. The NISS agents released them on bail, but have now taken them to an unknown location.

The security apparatus is still holding the leaders of the Sudanese Congress Party, including the President, the Former President, the Deputy President and the Secretary General of the party for more than a month because of opposing the increases on medicine, fuel and electricity prices.

Four leaders of the national consensus forces including Siddig Yousif and Mohammed Dia, and four leaders of the Reform Now Movement led by Dr. Ghazi Salahuldin Atabani are also still in detention.

Dr Mudawi

Prominent human rights defender Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam was detained on 7 December from in front of his workplace at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Khartoum, and searched his house without clarifying whether there are any legal charges against him.

On Tuesday the family of Dr Mudawi expressed in a statement deep concern and demanded that the NISS immediately release him or put take him on legal trial.

The family also has demanded the Minister of Justice to supervise the arrest procedures to ensure the safety of the legal action taken against Dr Mudawi.

The family has also appealed to all political forces and human rights organisations to unite and act to ensure the safety of Dr Mudawi and all detainees.


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