Home | News    Sunday 1 June 2014

RSF militia stands by lawsuit against Sudan opposition leader

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

May 31, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Rapid Support Forces (RSF) field commander Ahmed Hamdan (Hametti) maintained his accusations against the leader of the opposition Umma National Party (UNP) saying the court have to decide on their claim against him.

JPEG - 135.1 kb
SRF field commander Ahmed Hamdan (Hametti) speaks in a press conference in Khartoum on Wednesday May 14, 2014 (ST)

Hametti remarks come as Sudanese lawyers’ Union (SLU) released a statement on Saturday, saying they continue to exert efforts to ensure the release of Sadiq al-Mahdi from Kober prison where they met him.

The militia commander said in a talk show aired by Ashorooq TV on Saturday they stick to the defamation lawsuit they filed against the opposition leader reiterating that all what he had said against the militia forces was not true.

“His statements were untrue and the court has to decide between us,” he said.

Earlier this month, Al-Mahdi accused the RSF of committing war crimes, rape and looting in villages besides recruiting non-Sudanese nationals and operating beyond the scope of the regular troops.

Hametti said they do not wish that the defamation case affect negatively the national dialogue process.

"We hope that the political dialogue not be stopped, but if it is linked to persons we do not mind if it is stopped," he stressed.

The UNP suspended its participation in the national dialogue to protest the arrest of its leader on 17 May.

However, the Sudanese lawyers’ Union said in a press statement on Saturday that Mahdi renewed the commitment of his party to the national dialogue to settle the political crisis in Sudan.

The statement said layers delegation led by SLU chairman al-Tayeb Haroun, met the opposition leader on Saturday to discuss with him an initiative they launched recently aiming to achieve “national concordance”.

Al-Mahdi said his position in favour of the national dialogue is “strategic”, according to the Sudanese lawyers who vowed to work for his release to achieve the national dialogue .

Opposition parties participating in the political process met last week with vice-president Bakri Hassan Saleh who declined to respond positively to their demand to release him.

The Sudanese presidency said in a statement released after the meeting on 25 May that Saleh told the opposition leaders that Mahdi was arrested due to legal procedures and it is necessary to wait until completing the investigation and then considering the next step.

(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


An Alternative National Dialogue: Sudan’s last chance for sustainable peace and Unity 2014-08-30 06:18:14 By Suliman Baldo August 29, 2014 — Last week, with much fanfare and renewed hope on the part of Sudanese citizens, the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan, (...)

A critique of the IGAD protocol for peace in S Sudan 2014-08-30 05:53:03 “A critique of the IGAD protocol on agreed principles on transitional arrangements towards resolution of the crisis in South Sudan” By David de Chand August 29, 2014 - First and foremost of all, (...)

IGAD failure to delivering peace for South Sudan! 2014-08-30 05:43:48 By Jacob Odong August 29, 2014- The East African Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is concluding a plan to allow for what they are calling a unity government for South Sudan. If (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan: Those behind unlawful killings and torture of protesters must be brought to justice 2014-09-02 09:39:25 Amnesty International Sudan: Those behind unlawful killings and torture of protesters must be brought to justice The brutal suppression of protest in Sudan must end, and members of the security (...)

National Dialogue in Sudan: Past experiences and current challenges 2014-08-27 06:18:22 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) Since independence, Sudan has undergone a number of national peace agreements, some of which were observed and honored for short periods, others which were (...)

A new approach to the National Dialogue will stop war and lead to democracy in Sudan 2014-08-22 06:50:30 A New Approach to the National Dialogue in Sudan that will Stop the Wars, Address the Humanitarian Crisis and Lead to Democratic TransformationChatham House, London on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.