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Sudan’s ex-spy chief rushed to hospital after suffering fresh health setback in prison

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February 12, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The former director of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), Salah Gosh, was rushed to hospital after suffering complications related to his heart condition, sources told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

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Former director of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services, Salah Gosh

Gosh, who was thrown in jail last November with dozens of security and army figures over an alleged coup attempt, has a long history of heart troubles.

People close to Gosh say that the once powerful figure has ignored the advise of his physicians to refrain from smoking and caffeinated drinks and avoid stress.

He suffered a heart attack while in prison last year and was transferred to a NISS hospital where he had a catheter inserted into a his heart.

Sources say that Gosh’s family was only informed about his situation in the afternoon. His wife and daughter, a physician, were allowed to visit him in Al-Amal hospital in Khartoum.

Upon hearing the news, his supporters and relatives gathered in front of the hospital despite heavy security monitoring in the area.

Gosh’s arrest marked the downfall of the once powerful spy chief who is better known for his deep cooperation with the United States on counter-terrorism following the September 2001 attacks in Washington and New York. He was abruptly dismissed from his position in 2009 before being appointed as a presidential adviser for security.

In 2011, he was abruptly sacked by President Omer Hassan al-Bashir from the position following an imbroglio between him and the powerful presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie over dialogue with opposition parties. He was later stripped of his positions within the NCP and only maintained his seat in Sudan’s parliament.

Despite repeated official promises of unveiling the results of investigations into the coup attempt, Gosh and others remain in prison without being charged and it is not clear whether they will be eventually prosecuted.

The government has rejected views expressed by skeptics that the case against the detainees is without merit or at its best a preemptive move based on little evidence.

(ST)

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  • 13 February 2013 05:01, by Panthou

    Finish up yourselves Northernerst! It’s time for you now .........
    .........it’s nonsense for me to comments here even! Sorry I was lost!!!!

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    • 13 February 2013 09:40, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Puppy has turn against to bite its owner fingers,Omer returned against Gosh all are criminals let them solve their poblem.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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  • 13 February 2013 05:35, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Salah Gosh is not right to dy, he is political reformer in khartoum government. The heart attack on salah Gosh is calling the death of other government signatories.

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  • 13 February 2013 08:19, by New Government

    Good arabs are the death onces before he was in NCP government he was the master planner for Bashir let him die.

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  • 13 February 2013 09:14, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Let him go mother fucker Arab guy. Whether he died in hospital, on road, or anywhere, it is still the strategy of the SPLA that make him suffered.
    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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  • 13 February 2013 17:19, by Ayman fadul

    what goes around comes straight up ass.. bitch, reap what u saw

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    • 14 February 2013 05:19, by Panthou

      So, what’s come around matha fucker? Tell us, don’t hide please!

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      • 14 February 2013 07:09, by Ayman fadul

        it’s ok i wont hide again
        i was commenting on this topic as anyone else but it seems that my name has provoked ur paranoid symptoms and drive ur pathetic defensive gadgets
        look Mr we all has one foe here that’s de NCP regime, i hold no grudge to southerners but also am not in love with any southerner who looks down on us
        watch out who u r fuckin with or else u multiply ur fuckers & catch pregnancy

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