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Jailed head of Sudan’s outlawed ex-ruling party to be freed

Jailed head of Sudan’s outlawed ex-ruling party to be freed

THE jailed head of Sudan's former ruling party is to be freed, his lawyer told Reuters, becoming the most senior figure from the deposed regime of Omar al-Bashir to have charges of crimes against the state dropped since a coup last October. Ibrahim Ghandour, who also served as foreign minister in ex-President Bashir's outlawed National Congress Party (NCP), was found innocent of undermining the constitution, financing terrorism, and plotting the assassination of former Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok along with other attacks, lawyer Abdelrahman Alkhalifa said. Leaders of the coup - which ended a power-sharing agreement between civilian political parties and…
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Ex-Sudan ruling party members arrested

Ex-Sudan ruling party members arrested

SUDANESE authorities said they arrested scores of members of the former ruling party, accusing them of plotting "acts of destruction", as young people took to the streets in separate pro-democracy protests in the capital. Police detained at least 200 members of the National Congress Party (NCP), officials said, the 32nd anniversary of the coup that brought that party's former leader, ex-President Omar al-Bashir, to power. Bashir was in turn ousted in 2019 and replaced by a shaky military-civilian transitional government that has promised to hold elections and has regularly accused NCP loyalists of trying to undermine its work and disrupt…
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Sudan cracks down on ex-ruling party

Sudan cracks down on ex-ruling party

KHALID ABDELAZIZ A committee tasked with dismantling the government of toppled former president Omar al-Bashir has issued a wide-ranging order to prosecute members of Sudan's ex-ruling party following days of violent protests across the country. Posted early on Thursday, the decree directed state governors to take action through the public prosecutor against "all leaders of the dissolved National Congress Party, and its active cadres and the leaders of its facades". Military generals ousted hardline Islamist Bashir in April 2019 and now rule in a fragile transitional arrangement with political parties that were part of the uprising against him. Over the…
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