Sudan: Ex-Presidential Candidate Arrested in Sudan

Khartoum — Security authorities in the capital Khartoum have arrested Kamil Idris, the former presidential candidate and deputy chairman of the Sudanese Committee to Defend Rights and Freedom (SCDRF), according to one of his associates.

SCDRF's leading member, Farouq Ahmad Adam, told the daily newspaper Al-Sahafah on Friday that they had received information indicating that Kamil Idris was taken into custody by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) at around 6:30 local time on Thursday.

Adam added that their organization calls on the NISS to release Idris.

Idris was the head of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from 1997 to 2008 when he stepped down amidst "allegations of misconduct."

He later ran as an independent candidate in Sudan's presidential elections of April 2010, which saw the incumbent president Omer Al-Bashir being re-elected.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Sudan Tribune. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.