Home | News    Wednesday 26 December 2012

Sudan bans studies center over charges of national security

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

December 25, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese authorities banned on Monday the Sudanese Studies Center(SSC) accusing its founder Haydar Ibrahim Ali of receiving foreign funds to overthrow the regime.

JPEG - 25.7 kb

The center’s executive director Abdallah Abu Reesh said on Monday they received a letter signed by the information and culture minister Ahmad Al-Balal informing them of the government decision to close the Center for a year on the grounds that it is engaged in activities prejudicial to the national security.

The pro-government newspaper Akhir Lahzah reported in its Sunday’s edition that the authorities would launch a broad campaign against a number of "research centers, and those labeled cultural centers".

The daily said these groups received foreign funds apparently as support for civil society organizations, while this financial support "is in fact allocated to support some political forces opposed to the regime".

Following a series of small protests in Khartoum and different parts of the country against the regime in June and July of this year, Sudanese officials said that some civil society groups supported by international foundations are behind it pointing out to the role of Sudanese activists members of these groups who based abroad.

Last August, a Sudanese official anonymously told London based Al-Hayat newspaper that some 15 groups received $700000.00 from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which funds the SSC, and pledged to take action against it.

He questioned the real intentions of some American circles that provide money to the Sudanese groups under the cover of spreading democracy and human rights.

Haydar Ibrahim Ali denied the government accusations against his center saying this support is free of any political agenda and aims to promote the different activities of the organization.

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Tuesday he challenged the Ministry of Culture and Information to publish these alleged documents proving the involvement of the SSV in any activities against the regime.

He termed the closure’s decision as a measure of "blackmailing and character assassination" against his cultural institution.

(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.
  • 26 December 2012 11:07, by Mapuor

    Hahahah those are indicators of a looming disaster.Who then will Mr Bashir have confidence on?Salah Gosh behind bars together with others from NCP,Furs,Nuba,Blue Nile people,Beja are his natural enemies.Senescence seems to take place faster in NCP.

    repondre message

  • 26 December 2012 19:00, by Majer

    Bashir is suspicious of everyone including his aide. He does not know that he will not survive cancer which is silencing him slowly.
    This is the beginning of his end. His men will begin to hate the regime.

    repondre message

  • 26 May 2013 03:30, by seth0098

    For the most furniture part, I am in agreement with bean bag chairs what you wrote. couch It’s certainly reading furniture what others have to say on the subject matter.visit their sitesofa

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

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


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


What do we expect from the final South Sudan Peace Talks? 2015-02-27 08:41:32 By Luka Biong Deng As the alleged final and last round of peace talks on South Sudan commenced in Addis Ababa, the people of South Sudan attach little hope and expect nothing as they have been (...)

The Berlin Meeting: What’s at stake? 2015-02-25 11:33:06 By the Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) Between 25 and 27 February, Berlin will become the hub for the Sudanese unarmed and armed opposition, invited by the German Foreign Ministry and the (...)

Can a democratic government extend its own life? 2015-02-23 07:32:25 By Dr Lam Akol Last Thursday, the government tabled before parliament an amendment bill in order to amend the Constitution for the Government to extend its life for two more years. In a (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Archbishop Taban calls for reconciliation and forgiveness 2015-02-23 09:30:38 February 2015 Greetings from Peace Village, Kuron. It is really a Peace Village. I had my peaceful Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in Kuron. God really blessed the area with Peace. You can (...)

WFP appreciates US additional support for S. Sudan’s hungry 2015-02-19 08:20:15 17 February 2015 (JUBA)- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$165.5 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to feed (...)

Press Release from the SPLM/A (IO) in Uganda 2015-02-11 09:39:09 February 10, 2015 1. The office of the SPLM/A (IO) and the presence of its diplomatic representation that was established under the Kampala outcome of the 21st August 2014 is operational and has (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.