Home | News    Tuesday 10 January 2017

Sudanese opposition figure arrested at airport trying to leave country

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

SCoP members protest in Khartoum transport station to mark the 27th anniversary of 30 June coup d'état on 29 June 2016 (ST Photo)

January 9, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sunday night has arrested the chairman of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) office abroad Abdel-Muni’m Omer at Khartoum airport.

In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune Monday, SCoP said NISS agents at Khartoum airport “seized Omer’s passport and used excessive force to prevent him from boarding the flight”, pointing he “was taken to an unknown location”.

Last November, SCoP named Omer as an acting chairman of the party following the arrest of 20 top leading figures including its current leader Omer al-Digair.

For her part, Secretary General of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) Sara Nugd Allah said the NISS has summoned her aide and NUP Information Secretary Mohamed al-Amin Abdel-Nabi for two days.

In a press statement on Monday, Nugd Allah pointed that Abdel-Nabi “was kidnapped from Omdurman market on Saturday afternoon and was released late at night”, saying he was ordered to report to the NISS office on Sunday morning and was released in the evening.

She added that the move comes within the framework of an organized campaign targeting NUP leaders and cadres against the background of the party’s political and media activities to resist the regime.

The NUP Secretary General further said these actions wouldn’t deter her party from opposing and resisting the despotic and failed policies of the regime, holding the government responsible for the country’s deepening crisis.

She stressed that the NUP would work with all opposition forces and in particular the Sudan Call to overthrow the regime and establish a new regime that allows freedoms and rights.

Following the government decision to raise fuel and electricity price on November 3rd, the NISS launched large arrest campaign and detained more than 40 opposition figures from the SCoP , NUP, Sudanese Communist Party (SCP), Arab Ba’ath Party, National Alliance Forces (NAF) as well as civil society activists and journalists.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Ateny flip-flopping, where is his loyalty to President Kiir? 2017-01-15 07:57:11 By Chuor Deng Chuor The world knows that Ateny Wek Ateny is supposed to be the Press Secretary and official spokesperson of President Salva Kiir. but the reality of the matter is that Ateny has (...)

Obama’s promises and pledges for Darfur went unheeded with lifting sanctions 2017-01-15 06:43:31 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Barak Obama's Lifting of Sanctions off the genocidal regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) in Sudan is based on weak, unconvincing, pretty flimsy excuses and very (...)

The Final Betrayal of Sudan: Partial Suspension of Sanction 2017-01-14 21:31:35 “The Final Betrayal of Sudan: Obama administration’s lifting of economic sanctions; UN Ambassador Samantha Power justifying the move, claiming a ‘sea change’ of improvement in humanitarian access” (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Abduction of S. Sudan Chief Justice’s aide illegal, should be condemned 2017-01-16 05:27:50 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16th January 2015 Legal Watch Associates South Sudan has learned with shock and dismay the abduction of Mr Gama Thomas, an aide to the Chief Justice, Chan Reech Madut. (...)

Carter Center welcomes new regulations on humanitarian affairs 2017-01-12 07:53:16 The Carter Center ATLANTA, Januarg 11, 2017 – The Carter Center welcomes the recent regulations issued by the government of Sudan aimed at facilitating humanitarian relief throughout the country (...)

Nertiti massacre in Central Darfur exposes the criminal nature of Bashir’s regime 2017-01-03 11:54:47 Sudan Democracy First Group Nirtiti massacre in Central Darfur exposes the criminal nature of Bashir's regime 2 January 2017 On the first day of 2016, and only one day after President Bashir's (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.