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Parliament urges justice ministry to sue Sudanese who participated in Heglig attack


April 30, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Ahmed Ibrahim al-Tahir, speaker of National Assembly, on Monday urged the Sudanese minister of justice to undertake the legal procedures to sue Sudanese who participated in the occupation of Heglig with the South Sudanese army.

A picture taken on April 15, 2012 and released by the AFP, shows soldiers of the Justice Equality Movement (JEM) travelling along the only main road of Heglig (photo by Adriane O’hanesian)

Khartoum and Juba trade accusations against each other of supporting rebel groups from both sides.

Sudan says rebels of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) took part in the attack on Heglig on 10 April which led to the capture of the oil-producing area by the South Sudanese army, SPLA, and its occupation for 10 days.

JEM rebels denied being involved in the attack, but they claimed responsibility for two attacks on the Sudanese army in Karasana, located 30 Kilometers northward to Heglig in South Kordofan.

Tahir urged the Minister of Justice, Mohamed Bushara Dosa, to prosecute all the Sudanese who participated in the attack on Heglig and some localities in South Kordofan state and to charge them of helping foreigners to sabotage the country’s oil facilities.

The head of the Sudanese parliament further demanded to place severe charges against them and to put it on the same level of hostility they showed towards their country.

Sudan says it will seek compensation for the sabotage of Heglig oil installations, which produce the half of Sudan’s oil production.

The chairman of the National Assembly asked the minister to stand by the parliament in the legal battle and he accused some circles of trying to turn the victory of Sudan in the battlefield into a political defeat.

The justice minister briefed the parliament on the outcome of his action during last year and about the plans of his ministry for 2012. He stressed that the strategic objective of the ministry is to upgrade and strengthen the rule of law in Sudan.


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  • 1 May 2012 11:49, by hellonearth

    weak NCP government. always looking for reasons for their failures.

    • 1 May 2012 12:02, by THEY PEOPLE’S POWER

      That will never help unless you change your attitudes toward people’s power, charge them or not charge them will never let you stay with the people’s power,
      Shame on you people, who don’t believed in people’s power,

      • 1 May 2012 18:56, by omoni jr.

        This is another way of eliminating black Africans in Darfur,Blue Nile,and south Kordofan of mountain Nubia.
        How can you sue the Rebels and their supporters???
        You need to replace another term instead of SUE?

    • 1 May 2012 15:40, by Abraham Ayom

      for your information,
      should NCP temper to sue it own people, then they will one day turn against Bashir and they will Kill him to die poor like Gadafi of Libya.

  • 1 May 2012 11:54, by Daniel Buolmawei

    "The chairman of the National Assembly asked the minister to stand by the parliament in the legal battle and he accused some circles of trying to turn the victory of Sudan in the battlefield to a political defeat."

    It does matter how you want to silence oppositions for acknowledging your defeat. Though you’re trying to push your lie of victory, the world already understood as you defeated in Pa

    • 1 May 2012 16:23, by Ruach

      That is what Khartoum(NCP) likes to kill African races!!All African tribes who remain under NCP will breath unless this illitrate balded man is taken to ICC or killed.Death to him!!

  • 1 May 2012 12:04, by Daniel Buolmawei

    I understand how you’re painfully wrestling with embarassment that a newly born Nation without an air-power defeat your army before the world. However, you were the ones brought this humiliation to yourselves. South Sudan didn’t think of embarassing you but u dragged us into embarassing you. You think acknowledging rebels is better, then we’re ok. We want rebels to be recognized.

    • 1 May 2012 17:48, by Darkangel


      Hunger, Disease and Kleptocracy
      South Sudan’s Missing $10 Billion

      • 1 May 2012 19:07, by Smith

        Darkangel or the Satan, How can you indicted others when Bashir himself, Ahmed Harun, Kusayib and Abrahaman are criminal indicted by the ICC and unto now the local Justice has not been found....you guys are making the world laugh at you. you weigh human lives lost in Darfur and the sabotage of oil fields of heglig belonging to South Sudan? you deemed to collapse soon or we arrest Bashit.

      • 1 May 2012 19:36, by Smith

        That article was written by Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie in South Africa two days ago and I know of it for sure....I don’t know why he hatred Westerners and used their names as his pseudo names and even claimed to be a westerner journalist? fake Arabs have nothing else then lying to the public without shame.

      • 2 May 2012 03:34, by zulu

        What about this:

        Economic Facts
        GDP per capita: $2,200
        Labor Force: 7.415 million
        External Debt: $30.48 billion
        Public Debt: 86.1% of GDP..

        The sum total is hunger, high prices in the market, inflation, government irresponsible to the citizens, cleptocracry, patronage, oligarchy, you name it.

        • 2 May 2012 04:23, by Kurnyel

          Mr Zulu where did you get this poor statistical calculation from? Sudan is a very rich Country compare to your rubbish State of South Sudan, your country will come back to be part of Sudan in 2016 believe me.

  • 2 May 2012 11:49, by Quintino

    Ahmed Ibrahim al-Tahir,

    What "legal procedures" are you urging for, against a rebel organization, you have already charged with treason? Is treason not enough?

    Refresh your mental foculty please. The current Sudanese are not of the 1950’s. They understand the dot com, facebook and tweeter very well and need not be fooled.

    If you have no business to transact in parliament declare recess.

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