8 January 2013

Sudan: The Sudan - the Security Forces Arrest Partisian Leaders Due to Participation in a Meeting to the Opposition

press release

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), denounces the arrest of several opposition partisan leaders, by the security forces, once they return from Uganda on the background of attending a meeting to overthrow of Bashir's brutal regime.

The Sudanese security forces and the Sudanese intelligence have arrested a number of the opposition leaders, on Monday January 7, 2013, on the background of participation in a meeting to the political and military opposition in Kampala, capital of Uganda and signing on the new dawn charter.

They have arrested "Gamal Idris", the president of the Nasserite Unionist Socialist Party, "Intsar El-Akly", the leader in Nasserite Party, "Mohamed Zain El-Abeeden" and "Dr. Abdulrahim Abdullah", the both leaders in the union movement and the members of the delegation of the national unanimity.

"The escalation methods adopted by the National Congress Party (NCP) the governing party in the Sudan, and his quest to undermine and abuse the political opposition were the motives to sign the "New Dawn Charter" according to the opposition leaders. The charter stipulated that the signing forces shall diligently and politically work until the overthrew of the regime and shall call their advocates to participate in this peaceful struggle".

ANHRI said that "harassing the opposition by the security forces is a serious violations to the basic human rights and freedom to express his political opinions and stances freely and safely".

ANHRI added "the arrest of the partisan leaders without a warrant and without pressing specific charges in addition to arresting them in unknown place as well as not guaranteeing their natural rights which represented in mandating representatives to defend them are serious violations to the adopted international norms in dealing with the detainees".

ANHRI declared that "it can't imagine a country living in a state of crisis in respect of human rights such as the Sudan and seek to increase such crisis instead of opening communication and dialogue channels with the opposition, that are increasing more than the day before".

ANHRI calls for the immediate release of the political opposition and their leaders who are arbitrary detained in the Sudanese prisons, which are filled with the opposition instead of the criminals and thugs who are released by the security forces to terrorize the opposition in the North, East and West of the Sudan.

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