22 January 2013

Sudan: Security Agents Broke Into House of Opponent

Khartoum — Sudanese security service in apparent increase of pressure on the opposition parties broke into the house of a local official of the Sudanese Communist Party in Omdurman and seized a number of documents and ectronic devices.

In a release issued on Monday the Communist party condemned the search operation stressing that the security agents stormed the house of Ali Al-Kanein, organizational secretary of its branch in Omdurman without any legal authorization.

The opposition party said the sharp increase of repressive measures against political forces comes after the signing of the New Dawn charter between the opposition parties and rebels groups on 5 January.

The statement accused the government of seeking to "reduce the narrow margin of freedom" in the country taking advantage of this charter which provides to use political and military means to topple the regime.

The Party asked the government to urgently end attacks on freedoms and to release all the political detainees and to return the confiscated documents and materials to their owners.

The Communist party also said resolved to lodge a complaint to the registrar of political parties against the security apparatus.

Sudanese authorities recently banned some civil society groups and arrested opponents after their participation in a meeting with the rebel groups in Kampala earlier this month.

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