Two members of Sudanese Congress Party detained
Agents of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) detained an activist member of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party on Thursday.
The party reported in a statement on Friday that Abdelrahim Abubaker was held by NISS officers in Omdurman, the twin-city of Khartoum the day before. The incident coincided with the detention of party member Hammad Kheirallah from his home in Khartoum after the house was thoroughly searched.
According to the statement, “this NISS detention campaign is part of the systematic targeting of Sudanese Congress Party leaders and members that aims to affect the party’s work and undermine its commitment to the overall resistance of the regime by public protest actions”.
The party pointed out that the new detentions happened days after the release of Mawahib Majzoub, the party’s political secretary, and party member Mohamed Osman, “who were in custody under the guise of daily summoning [to NISS offices] for nearly one month”.
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