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.Last Mod: 09 Haziran 2014, 17:38