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More Sudanese Congress Party members held in Khartoum

August 10 - 2015 KHARTOUM
Activists of the Sudanese Congress Party in Khartoum demand the release of political detainees, 26 April 2015 (RD)
Activists of the Sudanese Congress Party in Khartoum demand the release of political detainees, 26 April 2015 (RD)

The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) have detained two more leading members of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) in Khartoum state.

Abubakar Yousef, the spokesman for the party, told Radio Dabanga that the campaign began with the detention of Khaled Omar Yousef, foreign affairs assistant to the SCP chairman, on Wednesday.

“He is held in semi-detention in the security office at Street 57 in El Amarat district. He was ordered to come to the office early in the morning, and is held until 11 pm each day. His car and mobile telephone were confiscated,” he said.

“Prominent SCP member Majdi Okasha was held later on Wednesday too. They also seized his vehicle and his mobile phone.”

He said that on Sunday, Widad Derwish, SCP member in Omdurman, was summoned by agents of the NISS.

The party spokesman said that the SCP will continue with its public speeches against the regime through public rallies in neighbourhoods and markets “in all parts of the country”.

“We cannot remain silent on all the crimes committed in the country. We are ready to make sacrifices in order to overthrow the regime,” he stressed.

He pointed out that the party has so far held 20 public speeches that “have created a positive impact”. Party members have also distributed pamphlets.

Yousef expressed his hope that the other opposition parties will join the campaign, “as addressing the people about political affairs is a legitimate right according to the 2005 Interim Constitution”.


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