Home | News    Friday 15 August 2014

Khartoum to refer case of jailed opposition leader to court

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 14, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The head of the state security prosecution office Yasir Ahmed Mohamed disclosed that the jailed chief of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) Ibrahim al-Sheikh has been moved to a new prison in West Kordofan after returning from Khartoum where he was admitted into hospital in light of his health’s deterioration.

JPEG - 21.2 kb
Leader of the Sudanese Congress Party Ibrahim al-Sheikh (Al-Sudani)

Al-Sheikh has been held by Sudanese authorities since last June after speaking at a symposium in West Kordofan’s state capital of al-Nuhood in which he denounced the government militia known as the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and accused its fighters of committing abuses against civilians in conflict zones. He faces charges that could hand him the death penalty if convicted.

The prosecutor said that after completion of the investigation and compiling evidence that establishes the charges against al-Sheikh, he was evacuated to hospital in Khartoum at his request after complaining of health issues.

He noted in statements to state news agency that physicians decided to perform surgery on al-Sheikh but that the latter refused.

The opposition leader has reportedly insisted on picking his medical team stating his concern for his safety if he was to allow doctors selected by authorities to perform surgery on him.

“As any surgery is subject mainly to the desire of the patient, medical authorities decided to discharge him from the hospital and return him to where he came from, so police authorities and prosecutors decided to send him to Fula prison with the same security guards who came with him,” Mohamed said.

Sati’ al-Haj, one of al-Sheikh’s lawyers, expressed deep concern on Wednesday about his client’s situation after being returned to jail without receiving treatment thus putting his life at risk. He held the justice minister, Mohamed Bishara Dosa, responsible for not promptly referring al-Sheikh to court.

He stated that al-Sheikh is being kept at the office of the director of Fula prison due to the lack of cells that that befits his health situation.

But the prosecutor asserted that al-Sheikh’s health condition is now stable and that he will face court within the next two days.

Al-Sheikh reportedly suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure, severe colon infection and hemorrhoids requiring urgent surgical intervention.

Al-Haj said he was holding back tears after meeting al-Sheikh in hospital and seeing his poor health situation adding that he looked frail and lost so much of his weight.

He declared that he will send a formal letter of complaint to the attorney-general, Omer Ahmed Mohammed, that the prosecution has become a dishonest adversary after dragging their feet in moving the case to court.

(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


Sudan’s Constitutional Declaration was reduced to absurdity 2019-08-13 20:31:25 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman After paying tributes to the martyrs and hoping healing for wounded and offer sincere greetings to the rebellious Sudanese people who are inevitably victorious, having (...)

Options and opportunities for SPLM-N al-Hilu to join Sudan’s transition 2019-08-13 20:06:06 By Ibrahim B. Musa Despite the initial signing of the political on July, 17th, 2019 and constitutional declaration on August 4th, 2019, as well as the previous exhausting efforts made in (...)

Can Sudan achieve peace and democratic transition? 2019-08-13 07:37:28 By Rosalind Marsden Sudan has a unique opportunity to embrace democratic transition but there is no room for complacency. Comprehensive reforms and a united democratic front will be key to (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.