Sudanese Congress Party says two of its members were arrested

The Sudanese Congress Party revealed that the coup authorities had arrested two of its members in Khartoum, Muhammad Awad al-Karim and Khalid Muhammad Ibrahim, and took them to an unknown destination.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The Sudanese Congress Party announced that the coup authorities had arrested two of its members in the capital, Khartoum.

The party published a statement on social media today, Thursday, in which it said that the coup authorities arrested, yesterday evening, Wednesday, two members of the party’s branch in Khartoum, Muhammad Awad al-Karim, head of the administrative unit in Soba, and Khaled Muhammad Ibrahim.

The statement indicated that the force that arrested the two party members and took them to an unknown destination.

Recurring Tactic

Last Saturday, an armed force raided the home of the feminist activist and head of the “No to Oppression of Women” initiative, Amira Othman, late at night and also took her to an unknown destination.

In late December, the head of the military coup in Sudan, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, issued a decision restoring the right of detention to the intelligence service.

The decision gave free rein to the General Intelligence Service, which recently carried out extensive arrest campaigns against members of the resistance committees, political leaders, and civil society activists.

The decision granted the intelligence service the necessary powers to carry out its role to “protect the country” in accordance with the justifications made by the coup leaders.

It is noteworthy that the constitutional document for the transitional period of 2019, prior to al-Burhan’s October 25th coup, stipulated that the General Intelligence Service was a regular apparatus specialized in national security, with tasks limited to collecting, analyzing, and submitting information to competent authorities.

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