October 2, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The United People’s Front for Liberation and Justice (UPFLJ), a group from eastern Sudan, has joined the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), the rebel alliance announce on Wednesday.
- A picture released by the SRF on 02 October 2013 where appear UPFLJ delegation signing the SRF charter and the leaders of the rebel alliance behind.
The SRF Leadership Council, headed by Malik Agar issued a decision to accept the membership of the United People’s Front for Liberation and Justice, and appointed it as a member of the Council, said the SRF spokesperson Abu El-Gasim Imam in a statement emailed to Sudan Tribune.
Imam further mentioned that the rebel leadership meeting approved its new statute and the statutes of the Revolutionary Legislative Council, the Executive Office and the Joint Military Command.
The UPFLJ is a dissident fraction of the East Front which signed a peace agreement with the government brokered by Eritrea in October 2006. The group is led by Sayed Ali Abu Amna.
The signing ceremony took place on Tuesday 1 October, but Imam did not disclose the location of the meeting. The Sudanese government accuses Uganda of hosting the SRF factions.
The Sudanese rebels called to unite the opposition forces, and said they decided to prepare military plans to support the recent anti-austerity protests in the country.