Sudan arrests 6 opposition party members

Bakri Youssef, spokesman for the Sudanese Congress Party, said that the six members had been detained in En Nahud, a town of the West Kordofan State.

Sudan arrests 6 opposition party members

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Sudanese opposition party said Wednesday that six members have been detained by Sudanese authorities, one day ahead of the trial of the party chief on charges punishable by death.

Bakri Youssef, spokesman for the Sudanese Congress Party, said that the six members had been detained in En Nahud, a town of the West Kordofan State.

"Four of the detainees have been held in the town's prison under the emergency law, while the two others were taken to an undisclosed location," Youssef told Anadolu Agency.

He described the detentions as a "new episode in using the law by the regime for political purposes".

Earlier this month, Sudanese authorities arrested leader of the Sudanese Congress Party Ibrahim al-Sheikh in En Nahud on multiple charges punishable by death.

Al-Sheikh is due to stand trial on Thursday.

 

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