Home | News    Monday 16 October 2017

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

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

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.

(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.
  • 16 October 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 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.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan peace revitalization is priority 2017-11-18 13:06:33 By Clement Maring Samuel The SPLM political detainees (FDS), and SPLM in Government (SPLM-IG) holds to views of achieving peace through the reunification of the SPLM party, and through the (...)

Somaliland: How tribalism endangers an African democracy 2017-11-11 06:21:19 By Abdirahman M Dirye From South Sudan, Somaliland, to Ethiopia, ethnic conflicts brew to tear apart these countries and weaken institutions but this time nepotism and clan-loyalty regenerated (...)

Divided rebellion, indifferent government, and politico-military impasse in South Sudan 2017-11-08 02:18:08 By Kuir ë Garang “I need blankets. It is cold at night and I don’t want my children to get sick,” said the 23-year-old Rebecca Barnaba, a mother at Doro camp in Upper Nile State. But who’s (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.