The security service in Blue Nile state has arrested two print shop workers, as well as leading figures of the Sudanese Communist Party.
Adil Fadlala, owner of a print shop in Ed Damazin, and Mawada Ahmed, a woman employee, were arrested. Security agents also detained members of the Sudanese Communist Party: Adil Mohamed Kiryazi, and Ibrahim Musa since last week.
The arrests happened against the backdrop of the distribution of a public statement by the Communist Party on the golden jubilee anniversary of the ‘October Revolution’. The revolution in 1964 and the riots toppled the government of the late President Ibrahim Abud.
The security service has issued strict orders preventing anyone from seeing the detainees. They face charges of undermining the constitutional order and warfare against the state.
File photo: The funeral procession for Ahmad El Qurashi, a 20-year-old student activist shot by the police, drew thousands in Khartoum in 1964. His death set off Sudan’s October Revolution (The Ministry of Culture, The Republic of Sudan)
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