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August 12, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security service arrested the deputy president of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP), Merriam Sadiq al-Mahdi, on Monday evening as she returned from Paris after meetings with the rebel Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF).

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NUP deputy president Meriam al-Mahdi (R) and JEM leader Gibril Ibrahim (L) poses with two EU MPs outside the EU parliament in Strasbourg, on 16 July 2014 (ST)

NUP sources said Merriam was arrested at 11:30 pm when the Qatar Airways plane landed at Khartoum airport and was taken to unknown place.

She was in Europe for more than three weeks where she participated in a hearing with the European Parliament about ways to bring peace in Sudan together with a SRF delegation and some opposition figures.

Also, she participated in a meeting between the NUP and SRF in Paris last week where the two forces signed Paris Declaration calling to unify the opposition forces before to engage in a national process for peace and democratic reforms in the country.

The NUP leader Sadiq al-Mahdi who signed the declaration with the SRF chairman Malik Agar, travelled to Cairo from where he would brief the regional and international community about this political agreement.

The largest opposition party suspended its participation in the national dialogue process since May after the arrest of Sadiq al-Mahdi for one month. Since, the latter demands to review the process mechanism and to include the rebels.

(ST)

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  • 12 August 2014 08:57, by Akol Liai Mager

    This is no more than a Joke from NUP and two NIF Branches (NCP & CP). Mariam and her father were sent by NIF bosses to try to fool SRF leaders for intelligence interests. It’s the same Sadiq and his children who handed power to his brother in-law’s hand-picked army officer (Bashir), who tried to weaken NDA and now SRF for NIF’s Islamisation and Arabisation of Sudan Program.

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  • 12 August 2014 09:40, by ForAll

    Why Meriam al-Mahdi is deputy president of NUP While the slaves from Darfur are BLIND FOLLOWERS?

    Why Meriam al-Mahdi is deputy president of NUP While the slaves from Darfur are BLIND FOLLOWERS?

    Darfurians were the first great fighters and supporters for al-Mahdi to fight and stop the colonization of Sudan.

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    • 12 August 2014 10:24, by ForAll

      Merriam Sadiq al-Mahdi ask your brother to CHANGE if you are really looking for peaceful ways but not your "Hide & Seek".

      Ask your father who is nick named by IMAM to follow what Prophet Jacob well done with his sons.

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