Officers of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) prevented Siddig Yousef, activist and prominent member of the Communist Party of Sudan (CPoS), from flying to Geneva on Wednesday.
Yousef told Radio Dabanga that the security agents who stopped him at the Khartoum International Airport confiscated his passport as well.
The member of the ScoP Central Committee and chairman of the Committee of Solidarity with Victims of the September 2013 Protests said that he would fly to Cairo, and from there to Geneva to take part in meetings of the UN Human Rights Council in preparation for the Council’s periodic report.
In June last year, the communist leader was barred from travelling to Paris, together with Maryam El Sadig El Mahdi and Mohamed Abdallah El Doma, co vice-presidents of the National Umma Party (NUP), and Fathi Nuri of the Baath Party. They were invited to participate in the European Parliament hearing on Sudan in Strasbourg on 9 June.