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Sudan threatens to ban political parties dealing with rebels

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January 10, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese president Omer Al-Bashir has raised the spectre of banning political parties that conclude political alliance with rebel groups, the interior minister announced Thursday.

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FILE - Sudan’s President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir (R) talks with opposition’s National Umma Party leader and former Prime Minister al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi (Reuters)

The opposition parties and some women, youth or civil society groups together with rebel groups initialled the "New Dawn Charter" which calls to topple the regime by political and military means, following a meeting held in Kampala on 5 January.

The Sudanese officials immediately criticized opposition forces for sealing such political agreement with the rebels and warned they will deal decisively with them.

Besides its criticism for gathering with the rebels who fight the government in South Kordofan, Darfur and Blue Nile, the government said the deal is against Islamic constitution.

After a meeting on Thursday with the president Al-Bashir, minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed told reporters that the State welcomes everyone who wants to exercise his political role and political rights in accordance with the laws of political parties and other applicable laws.

"The state will not allow (political) forces dealing with the insurgency and outlaws since they call to violence and the use of arms" to bring down the regime, Bashir said according to the minister.

The law of political parties in Sudan does not authorise armed groups to exercise political activities or to participate in the elections unless they disband their armed wing.

The minister said he further discussed with the president ways to ensure security in the country after the "recent threats" resulted from the meeting between "some parties, rebels and outlaws".

He added that this development implies to review plans to deal with "who have joined the rebellion and treason to destabilise security".

Security services arrested recently five opposition members after their return from Kampala where they participated in the meeting with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front.

Different opposition forces expressed reservations over the charter as they have to discuss it before signing the final version in a ceremony attended by the leaders of the political parties.

(ST)

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  • 11 January 2013 11:26, by Dinkawarrior

    Nuer Dominated Militias in Sudan!
    Just watch your father Bashit, the woman you were worshiping during 1991 is now on the way to Hell.

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    • 11 January 2013 12:48, by Logic

      The NCP has been using an armed wing for decades (pussycat SAF/NISS) with brutal impunity, killing, torturing, raping, displacing and terrorizing the Sudanese people. Your adopted children, Jalaby, N. Sudanese, Master, Darkanger, Sudani ana etc etc, will not continue this brutality, because the NCP bigots will be the last of this demagogue saga.

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    • 11 January 2013 13:03, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Omer Bashir’s health as one can see is not as he was before,due to old age or ICC, NCP alone knowns.but banning political parties from exercising their opiono is violation of democracy in the country.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 11 January 2013 13:05, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Omer Bashir’s health as one can see is not as he was before,due to old age or ICC, NCP alone knowns.but banning political parties from exercising their opiono is violation of democracy in the country.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 12 January 2013 03:42, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

      MR. Slave..I got nothing to loose for killing slave in 1991. face it,and u learn from it. U will never forget it because we teach you guy a lession..and 2015 that Nightmare is coming back to existing. We will repeatly kills all Danka Bor, but we will leave Dinka Bargazal, they fought with us to gether.

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  • 11 January 2013 15:37, by panchol

    See!
    These this ugliest president called Bashir whose teeth look as if he is deaf. Hahahahaha!

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  • 11 January 2013 20:48, by Kalo

    Though you ban the political parties,that will not solve your problem to ICC,you will still go,you are not strongest like Gadafi and Sadam.

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  • 12 January 2013 02:02, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

    Folks, I completely agreed with what you guys comment here! The son of bitch dancer Bashiir is almost near for him to face a million problems that he has done to the Sudanese people since. But, now a day! Nubian, Darfurian, and Fuj people n the Beja people too are still subjected to a generation of war following the south Sudan cessation.

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  • 12 January 2013 02:23, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

    Bashiir wanted bands all political parties who are alliance to the rebel, because he don’t exactly see who’s committed for this sacrifice. Bit northerns, keep your hands be coped by Bashiir. You’re going to hell with him, if you don’t see that .....

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  • 3 April 2013 11:09, by stefan

    The NCP has been using an armed wing for decades (pussycat SAF/NISS) with brutal impunity, killing, torturing, raping, displacing and terrorizing the Sudanese people. Your adopted children, Jalaby, N. Sudanese, Master, Darkanger, vivi nova Sudani ana etc etc, will not continue this brutality, because the NCP bigots wi

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