10 February 2013

Sudan: Security Forces Ban 'Zain El-Abdeen', Detained Opposition Leader From Medications

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), denounces the intransigence of the security forces due to its medical dealing with the opposition leaders who were arrested on the background the "New Dawn Charter", which aims to the overthrow of "El-Bashir" regime peacefully.

The security bodies baned the opposition leader Dr. Mohamed Zain El-Abdeen, the professor in Alzaeim Alazhari University, 62 years old, form receiving the chemotherapy treatment from cancer. The Egyptian security bodies refused the request which made by the family to transfer him to the hospital to recieve treatment. Dr. Zain El-Abdeen is one of the unity leaders and one of the members of the national unity forces.

It is worthy to be noted, that the authorities arrested Dr. El-Abdeen on Monday January 7, 2013 on the back ground of participating in a meeting of the political and military opposition in Kampala in the capital of Uganda. As he signed the new dawn charter". They have arrested also Gamal Idris, the head of the Nasserite Unionist Socialist Party and Intsar El-Akly, the leader in the Nasserite Party and Dr. Abdulrahim Abdullah, in the Federalist Movement and the member of the national consensus forces.

ANHRI said that "the persistence of the salvation regime in the Sudan to abuse the opposition won't dissuade them from calling for change and democracy in addition to such practices are serious violation to the freedom of expression and clearly against the basic human rights".

ANHRI added that "the authorities exercises serious violations in relation with the arbitrary arrest which included opposition leaders to Bashir regime. As the authorities arrested them without judicial permission from the judicial authorities, in addition to not pressing definite charges to the detainees. The latest arbitrary exercises was banning a detainee "Dr. Zain El-Abdeen" from receiving medical treatment with the awareness of the regime, which deemed to be a serious violation to the legal norms adopted".

ANHRI drew the attention to the escalated violations which are committed by the El-Bashir regime daily in Sudan, in particularly as the disrespect to the international charters the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which was signed by Sudan as it garuntees the political rights which included the right to oppose in accordance with article no. 18 and 19, but the Sudan insists to harass the opposition, abuse and arbitrary arrest them.

ANHRI calls on the immediate and unconditioned release of Dr. "Zain El-Abdeen" and all the political detainees. ANHRI said that the Sudanese authorities bear all the responsibility related to the deterioration of the opposition leader "Zain El-Abdeen" and to bear all the treatment costs as long as he is detained.

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