Home | News    Tuesday 3 May 2011

Sudanese government releases opposition leader Hassan Al-Turabi

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

KHARTOUM) — Security services released today Hassan Al-Turabi, prominent leader of the opposition Popular Congress Party three months after his arrest without charges.

JPEG - 13.1 kb
Hassan al-Turabi is welcomed by supporters in his home in Khartoum, on July 1, 2010 (Reuters)

Turabi was jailed on 18 January after statements warning that Sudan would witness protests similar to what occurred in Tunisia. But media outlets close to the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) reported that prisoners captured from the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in West Darfur admitted their links and receiving support from Turabi’s party .

Following his release, the prominent Islamist figure said he had never been interrogated or charged during his stay in prison ""No one told me why they arrested me and no one told me why I was released," Turabi said in his house on Monday evening.

Turabi called on the Sudanese people to start their revolution against the regime saying "the revolution is bound to come". He stressed it would be worse than its predecessors of October 1964 and April 1985 before to add that the Sudan is currently in a "very dangerous" situation.

Sudanese youth staged small protests in February and March but they failed to mobilize the street. Recently the supporters of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement also demonstrated in different Sudanese states in the north, east and Darfur.

Commenting on the readiness of the Sudanese street to uprise against the NCP government, Turabi said no one was able to predict the Egyptian revolution. "If I had been asked I would say Egypt would be the last country where a revolutionary change could occur," he said.

Turabi said his detention for more than three months proves that the NCP government breaks the laws that it has passed in the Sudanese parliament.

In accordance with the national security law, the security services can arrest people without charge for 45 days. By the end of this period the detainee should be tried or released.

Since a power struggle between two factions within the Sudanese Islamists in 1999 and his removal from the parliament, Turabi is regularly arrested over accusations of plotting to overthrow the regime.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 3 May 2011 09:25, by amon

    Yeah, he was released so that he can succeed Osama Bin Laden as El Qaeda’s top leader.

    repondre message

    • 3 May 2011 12:08, by amon

      I’m sure the NCP is planning to name Hassan Al-Turabi as new El-Qaeda chief to succeed the late Osama Bin Laden as El Qaeda’s top leader. I hope the USA is monitoring this development very closely before he travel to Pakistan to take over the hot sit.

      repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Perspectives on Kiir and Machar meeting 2018-06-20 22:48:12 By Santino Ayual Bol IGAD which has been facilitating and mediating the slow-heel Agreement to Resolve the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan shortly abbreviated as ARCISS has unilaterally (...)

SLM’s al-Nur’s response to Troika countries about violence in Darfur 2018-06-20 22:02:28 Response by the Sudan Liberation Movement to statement by the United States, United Kingdom & Kingdom Of Norway on cessation of violence in Darfur By Abdul Wahid al-Nur Dear President (...)

Another electoral farce Sudanese should expect in 2020 2018-06-18 02:08:16 Sudanese Elections Scheduled for 2020 will be Fraught with Dangers andCounterfeiting like its predecessors By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The National Congress Party (NCP) regime’s Elections Scheduled (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.