Detained Sudan opposition leader to stand trial

Al-Sheikh was arrested on Sunday in En Nahud, a town in North Kordofan State.

Detained Sudan opposition leader to stand trial

World Bulletin / News Desk

Sudanese opposition leader Ibrahim al-Sheikh will stand trial on Thursday on several charges punishable by death, his party said on Monday.

"Al-Sheikh is facing six charges, including incitement and acting against the constitutional regime," Bakri Youssef, spokesman for al-Sheikh's Sudanese Congress Party, told Anadolu Agency.

Al-Sheikh was arrested on Sunday in En Nahud, a town in North Kordofan State.

Youssef said the charges against al-Sheikh were similar to those brought against opposition leader Al-Sadeq al-Mahdi, who was referred to court earlier this month for allegedly defaming Sudan's security and intelligence apparatuses.

"This [similarity] proves that the charges [against al-Sheikh] are politically motivated and have no legal basis," Youssef asserted.

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