Legal advisor to Sudan Liberation Movement protests firing by resigning

The legal advisor to the Sudan Liberation Movement – Minawi wing, Youssef Abdel Samad Hassaballah, announced his resignation from his position as Secretary for Legal Affairs for the Movement’s Office in Khartoum State, in protest of his firing.

Special: AlTaghyeer

Hassaballah said in a statement that the decision to relieve him of his duties was legally invalid.

A few days ago, Hasaballah was dismissed from his position as Secretary for Legal Affairs of the movement’s office in Khartoum state.

The former secretary then denied that any of the movement’s leaders had formally probed him so before formally relieving him of his duties.

Hassaballah stressed that it was not within the functions of the Secretary of Organization and Administration of the Sudan Liberation Movement – the person who had dismissed him – to fire any of the movement’s secretaries, according to Article 21, paragraphs 1 and 6 of the 2016 Amendment Statute, which limited those competencies to the movement’s head only.

The legal advisor announced he will be leading a political opposition from within until the establishment of the conference or the implementation of the text of Article 20 8, paragraph (a) of the 2016 Basic Law.

He stressed the existence of previous problems between him and the members of the committee that formed the had elected the Khartoum office president, primarily Muhammad Corina, Ahmed Jeddah, and Muhammad Ibrahim.

Hassaballah called for a serious consideration of the memorandum’s demands in order to avoid the continuation of political conflict within the movement.

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