Home | News    Wednesday 16 April 2014

Sudan’s opposition rejects presidential decree on regulation of political activities

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

April 15, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese opposition alliance of the National Consensus Forces (NCF) has said that the recent presidential decree on regulation of activities of political organisations poses restrictions on political parties and represents a throwback on promises to allow freedoms.

Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir issued a decree on Monday guaranteeing political parties the freedom to carry out public activities as long as they obtain prior authorisation.

The presidential decree requires political parties to to obtain permission to conduct activities in public, but it allows them to hold public meetings, rallies and seminars within their premises or headquarters without prior approval.

The NCF chairman, Farouq Abu Issa, told reporters on Tuesday that the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) doesn’t have the right to regulate activities of political parties, noting that Bashir is the chairman of ruling party and has vested interest in curbing activities of other political parties.

He said that the NCF formed a legal committee to study the decree and issue a statement to the public opinion clarifying its dimensions.

Meanwhile the spokesperson of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP), Youssef Hussein, reiterated his party’s call for annulling all laws restricting freedoms, saying it is the key for resolving the country’s crises.

Hussein said the decree imposes restrictions on the activities of the political parties and demands them to obtain approval of the security authorities, underscoring the need to allow political freedoms.

He pointed to the existence of conflicting views within the government.

The decree is thought to be part of a number of measures the president Omer Al-Bashir vowed to implement in order to guarantee freedom of expression and activities for the opposition parties before to engage in a national dialogue to end regional conflicts and adopt a new constitution.

Two opposition parties, the People’s Congress Party (PCP) and the National Umma Party (NUP) have expressed support for the process, but insists on the need to ensure freedoms .

However, the opposition alliance which is supposed to gather all the opposition forces, still refuses to take part in the national dialogue before to release freedoms, and the formation of new national government.

(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.

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


Wedding in Juba - How can you tell if a bridegroom works for Nilepet? 2017-02-24 05:25:41 By Deng Kiir Akok The Nile Petroleum Corporation is a national Oil and Gas Corporation, which engages in oil exploration, production and marketing. Famous for its abbreviation Nilepet has been a (...)

Bashir’s congratulation for Trump remains double-edged sword 2017-02-21 08:47:41 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This is a note to the readers of this article about my use of the phrase double-edged sword. It means that Omar al-Bashir’s Speedy congratulation offer to Donald Trump (...)

South Sudan: Why ’NO’ for peace and ’YES’ for war 2017-02-20 20:45:12 By Tor Madira Machier The region and the International community has been on a campaign in a bid to end the civil war in South Sudan right after its inception in December 2013, yet the very (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) 2017-02-08 21:49:09 Sudan Democracy First Group Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) War in the Blue Nile: Militias in the hunt of refugees and displaced population Introduction Throughout its rule, (...)

More refugees flee to Uganda than across Mediterranean 2017-01-25 09:15:39 January 25, 2017 Uganda welcomed more refugees last year than the total number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Europe. “Europe should learn from the way Uganda and other (...)

Carter Center welcomes new regulations on humanitarian affairs 2017-01-12 07:53:16 The Carter Center ATLANTA, Januarg 11, 2017 – The Carter Center welcomes the recent regulations issued by the government of Sudan aimed at facilitating humanitarian relief throughout the country (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.