Home | News    Tuesday 25 August 2020

Sudan arrests eight SPLM-N al-Hilu members: statement


August 25, 2020 (KHARTOUM) -Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North led by Al-Aziz Al-Hilu said that the Sudanese authorities have arrested eight of its members in the Kunais area of the Blue Nile state in southeastern Sudan.

Mohamed Youssef al-Mustafa (ST photo)“Eight members of the SPLM were arrested in Gunais East of the Roseries locality when they held a peaceful meeting in the city’s market on Tuesday morning,” said Mohamed Youssef al-Mustafa, the head of the Movement in the Government Controlled Areas in a statement extended to the Sudan Tribune on Tuesday evening.

Al-Mustafa pointed out that the government had previously arrested a member of the Movement in Gedaref State and had also targeted youth and students in El Geneina of West Darfur State.

He accused the government’s security services of repressing, intimidating and targeting the cadres and members of the SPLM-N al Hilu in the country in a clear violation of the constitutional document which ensures freedom of expression and public meetings.

Al-Mustafa condemned the conduct of some "circles and groups that have a negative attitude towards peacemaking in Sudan, and using the authority to impose its vision."

"The SPLM is resistant to terrorism and cheap blackmail," he added.

Al-Mustafa also called to restructure the army and armed militias into professional forces that work to enforce the law and protect the constitution and citizens without discrimination.

Talks for peace with the armed group are stalled as the SPLM-N al Hilu calls to include the secular state and self-determination in the negotiations.

Recently, the group withdrew from the negotiating table, to protest the leadership of the government negotiating delegation by Mohamed Hamdan Daglo who is the Vice-Chairman of the Sovereign Council and General Commander of the Rapid Support Forces.


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.
  • 26 August 2020 11:42, by Mayendit

    That is exactly what the former President Omar al Bashir was doing. There is no any different between Old regime and the currently regime in Sudan. Arrested members of the SPLA North mean that, the Sudan government was trying to deceive them and such could tear down the peace agreement on others Darfur rebels because they are looking to gets their rights.

  • 26 August 2020 11:46, by Mayendit

    Aziz al Hilu did not arrested Prime minister when he visited because he was showing world that he is for peaceful purposes. Shameful to the new Prime minister of Sudanese government.

  • 26 August 2020 12:11, by Mayendit

    The late Chairman Dr.John Garang was the good leader in Sudan. He frees 190 Sudanese soldiers that were captured in Eastern Equatoria and told them that, you have choice to go to Khartoum so that you will see your relatives or joined SPLA if you wanted but you are free to leave and this is why he was welcome by 2 million people in North Sudan when he land in there.

  • 26 August 2020 12:22, by Mayendit

    On the side of Aziz al Hilu.
    Why you allowed your people to stay in under the government control cities before the peace agreement to be done. Teaching your people in your movement to be strong dedicated to what they were fighting for because it was not easily for South Sudanese people to stay in 21 years and you were part of the SPLA struggle. Take leadership skills and teach them.

    • 27 August 2020 10:35, by Malakal county Simon


      From South Sudan affairs to Sudan internal affairs with no clue what’s going on in Sudan politically, I Wonder why Dinka people’s become the most hated tribe both in South Sudan and Sudan and probably in East Africa as a whole..

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

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Toward viable future for South Sudan 2021-02-23 06:27:19 A critique of ICG’s Africa Report No. 300, 10 February 2021 Dr Lam Akol The International Crisis Group (ICG) issued its Africa Report No.300 on 10 February 2021. The report attempts to address (...)

18th anniversary of armed struggle in Darfur 2021-02-23 05:21:00 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of the equal participation of members belonging to the armed struggle movements from the Darfur region in ministerial positions and (...)

Museveni proposal for political ethnicization in South Sudan is wrong prescription 2021-02-06 07:40:14 By Steve Paterno I just came across a video clip of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda addressing a delegation of the USA and UK on the situation about South Sudan. The meeting took place (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.