Home | News    Monday 2 October 2017

SLM-TC new rebel leader reiterates rejection for negotiations with Khartoum

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

October 1, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The new leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement - Transitional Council (SLM-TC) al-Hadi Idriss Yahia reiterated his commitment to the political line of the group which refuses to negotiate a peace agreement with the government.

JPEG - 21.7 kb
Darfur rebel forces gather as they guard during the visit of Joint Special Representative (JSR) Ibrahim Gambari at Fanga Suk village, in East Jebel Marra (West Darfur), 88 km from Tawilla March 18, 2011 (Reuters)

The SLM-TC elected Yahia as its new chairman after the detention of its leader Nimir Abdel Rahman by the Sudanese authorities last May in North Darfur during armed clashes with the SLM-TC and the SLM-Minni Minnawi.

In a statement issued after his election on 29 September, Yahia said the group aims to achieve a regime change in Sudan and to establish a regime that upholds the values of justice, freedom and democracy.

"The building of a real Sudanese state can only be achieved by overthrowing the current regime," he stressed.

He further said that all those who are involved in Darfur war crimes, including President Omer al-Bashir, should be brought to justice.

He stressed they cannot pardon them "Because we do not have this right, but the victims alone decide this in the courts that will be set up for this purpose".

Yahia has been elected unanimously at a meeting held at an undisclosed location on 26 August 2017.

The new rebel leader joined the SLM in 2004, and splinted from the SLM-AW for the first time in 2006 but reintegrated the group again in 2011 when al-Nur issued the New Beginning Declaration. Nonetheless, he distanced himself again with Nimir and other and decided to established the Transitional Council in 2013.

He was the political secretary of the SLM-Juba Unity, a group that the United Nations mediators sought to build up within their efforts to reach an inclusive peace deal for the conflict in 2007. Also, the new rebel leader is known for his rejection of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur.

(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.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Buying peace with oil? Why not? 2018-07-19 14:21:08 By Peter Kuot Ngong First of all, in my opinion about the proposed governance structure that is being discussed while being publicly criticised by South Sudanese, I would like to say that, (...)

South Sudan parties should agree on power sharing 2018-07-17 12:45:03 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi A Revised Entebbe Proposal released yesterday in Khartoum as part of the Igad-led High Level Revitalization Forum HLRF of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the (...)

On Sudan’s al-Bashir trip to Russia for FIFA World Cup final 2018-07-16 20:26:24 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The attendance of the genocidal criminal, the fugitive from the International Justice Marshall Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir to watch the Football Finale in Russia is Slap (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.