Home | News    Monday 16 October 2017

South Sudan seeks to prevent JEM’s Almaz deportation to Juba


October 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese authorities released on Sunday a South Sudanese national who was the deputy chairman of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) before the independence.

JPEG - 78.8 kb
Ibrahim Almaz (ST/ file photo)

At the same time, the South Sudanese embassy started contacts to prevent his deportation as he family is in Khartoum.

JEM Commander Ibrahim Almaz has been released after six years of detention in Kober prison in Khartoum.

Immediately after his release, he was transported to the Directorate of Foreigners Affairs of the interior ministry in preparation for his deportation to South Sudan, according to South Sudanese ambassador to Khartoum.

Ambassador Mayan Dut Waal further told Sudan Tribune that he was in contact with the Sudanese authorities to prevent his deportation, especially since his small family lives in Khartoum.

The administrative procedures for Almaz’s deportation have not been completed.

"According to the (Sudanese) laws, he is supposed to be deported, but we are talking with competent authorities, including the Foreigners Affairs Directorate, to grant him a permit to remain in Khartoum even for some days to stay with his family and then he would travel to Juba," Waal said.

"Almaz has nothing in South Sudan. He lived all his life in Khartoum and his entire family is here," he stressed.

The South Sudanese ambassador has a meeting on Monday with the director of the general directorate for foreigners affairs of the interior ministry to discuss the situation of the rebel commander.

In March 2017, Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir pardoned Almaz 2017 with other JEM rebels within the government’s efforts to seal a peace agreement with the armed groups but he remained in prison because he is now a foreigner.

Almaz has been released after contacts conducted with the Sudanese authorities by several parties in Juba and Khartoum, Waal said.

JEM Deputy Chairman who was also the group’s Secretary for Southern Sudan Region had been arrested near Jebel Moon area, West Darfur state, in January 2011 with 11 other rebels.

Before to join JEM, Almaz was a member of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) of Hassan al-Turabi. the Islamist party was part of the opposition groups. But, they are now part of national unity government formed after the national dialogue process.


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.
  • 16 October 2017 10:14, by Sunday Junup

    Why jieng council of evil (JCE) rejected their son who started terrorism early Job for you.

    repondre message

  • 16 October 2017 17:55, by Theone

    This NIF terrorist is a Dangerous for South Sudan, he killed a lot of people in South Sudan,,, let him rotten in the North.

    repondre message

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 can not give what it does not have 2018-10-16 14:36:47 The Sudanese Regime Tends to Order Righteousness to others while ignoring doing so for itself By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Heads of Failed States in the African Continent are trying to save other (...)

Ethiopia’s PM should review policies 2018-10-14 20:42:05 Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed needs to change course in some of the policies he introduced in Ethiopia before history that brought him to leadership repeat itself. By Lul Gatkuoth (...)

Evaluating the IGAD-led peace mediation in South Sudan 2018-10-09 13:19:50 Lako Jada Kwajok September 12, 2018, marked the signing in Addis Ababa of the revitalised peace agreement also known as Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of (...)


Latest Press Releases

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

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 (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.