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Sudanese court considers appeal against ban of SPLM-N - lawyer

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August 30, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Constitutional Court has agreed to adjudicate a case of appeal against the ban imposed by security authorities on the opposition-turned-rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N), a lawyer said on Thursday.

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Salih Idrees, the lawyer who submitted the appeal, said that he received a notification from the Court on Tuesday, 28 August, that he should pay the appeal case fees within 72 hours. He added that the 2,000 Sudanese pound fees had been paid and the case is now eligible for consideration.

Sudanese authorities banned SPLM-N activities, confiscated its assets and arrested dozens of its members in Khartoum and elsewhere following the outbreak of fighting with the group’s combatants in the border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile last year.

SPLM-N leaders such as Malik Aggar, Yasir Arman and Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu were branded “terrorists” and issued arrest warrants later referred to the Interpol on charges of inciting war against the state and undermining the constitutional system.

The crackdown on the SPLM-N was instituted under article 50 of the National Security Forces Law which represents the legal framework of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Article 50 gives NISS wide powers in arrests, search and seizure.

Idress said that his team is drafting a defense memorandum on the basis that international human rights conventions confirm the unconstitutionality of article 50.

(ST)

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  • 31 August 2012 11:16, by Akol Liai Mager

    But the world knows who is actually branded Terrorist by International Community. NIF regime got international terrorist brand as well as its leader is indicted to ICC for the very same case of terrorism against his own people. Agar, Hillu and Arman are free and will one day lead people’s forgiveness to Khartoum racists.

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    • 31 August 2012 17:07, by Morthon Akol

      Sudan government want to open another Door

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  • 31 August 2012 12:29, by thok chuni yok

    Are you sure?

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  • 31 August 2012 19:26, by panchol

    Criminals & Terrorists of NCP must put it in their mind that, time has come for wanted
    thugs leader Bashir Lech.
    days are numbered for any musker.
    mark my words.

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    • 31 August 2012 22:21, by Peacocktail

      SPLM -N is legimate party to governed Sudan for a real chan ge otherwise the current regime is genocidal and consist of almost entire criminal who are wanted by Interpol or ICC for some many crimes in Blue Nile, S.Kordufan, Durfur States, Kassalla, Portsudan. They had marginalize the entire Sudan. What a shame, SPLM-N shall WIN the COurt...............

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