Home | News    Wednesday 6 March 2019

Sudanese opposition leader says determined to continue peace struggle


UK ambassador Irfan Siddiq meets SCoP leader al-Digair after his release on 5 March 2019 (Photo British Embassy)
March 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Hours after his release, Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) leader Omer al-Digair said he was determined to "continue the peaceful struggle."

Al-Dagair was made his statement in a tweet he posted shortly after his release on Monday evening after being held for nearly 70 days by the Sudanese security authorities.

"We came out (of prison) to continue the march with our people in the path to freedom. We affirm our party’s commitment to the Declaration for Freedom and Change and the unity of its forces and continuing the peaceful struggle until the dawn of salvation," he wrote.

"Greetings to all those who expressed their solidarity with us, and freedom to those we left behind in the darkness of the cells ... Victory for our people. We will not return from the middle of the road," he further stressed.

The SCoP is part of the Sudan Call opposition alliance led by Sadiq al-Mahadi.

For his part, British ambassador in Khartoum, Irfan Siddiq said he met with al-Digair Tuesday and called for the release of political detainees and activists.

"Very pleased to meet Omer al-Digair today after his release from 67 days of detention, without charge. All remaining political detainees should be released immediately," Siddiq wrote.

"No political consensus can be reached in Sudan without a conducive political environment," he added.


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 (...)


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 (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.