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British Ambassador Irfan Siddique poses with Yasir Arman (L) and Ismail Jalabo on 29 May 2019 (Photo UK Embassy)
May 29, 2019 (LONDON) - The British All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sudan and South Sudan (APPG) warned against the arrest of Yasir Arman SPLM-N Agar deputy leader saying it will negatively impact the relations of Sudanese junta with the international community.

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Wednesday the group of lawmakers to by promoting the cause of peace and human rights for all the people of Sudan and South Sudan, said they received reports bout TMC demands that Arman must leave Sudan with the threat of arrest and execution over his head.

"If the Transitional Military Council arrests or deports returning politicians then they can no longer be considered to have any desire to hand over power to a civilian-led government, and this will seriously affect relations with the international community,", Sir Henry Bellingham and MP David Drew APPG’s Chair and Vice Chair respectively.

Arman who is also the Foreign Affairs Secretary of the Sudan Call Alliance told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday he has no intention to leave the country.

He added that he learnt that his case has been referred to the TMC security committee and he ignores what they would decide.

The statement called to allow all the armed groups to engage peacefully in an inclusive political process leading to a comprehensive and just peace, democracy and reconciliation in Sudan.

The British MP further said they are concerned about reports of attacks on protesters and journalists, particularly by the Rapid Support Forces under the control of General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo TMC deputy head.

These reports "have made international observers doubt the commitment of the TMC to a peaceful transition," they stressed.

In a related development, British Ambassador in Khartoum, Irfan Siddiq Wednesday met with Yasir Arman and the SPLM-N Agar Secretary-General Ismail Jalab. According to the armed group, the meeting dealt with issues of democratic transition and ways to end the war.

Siddiq in a tweet he was pleased to meet the two SPLM-N Agar leading members.

"Encourage all the armed movements to return to Sudan and take part in the talks to agree on a civilian-led transition and achieve peace," he further said.

Also Sudan Call official for human rights, Osama Said alerted the Aristide Nononsi, UN independent expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, about the threats of detention and execution that Arman faces after his return to Sudan.

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  • 30 May 09:11, by Pakuai

    ’Good luck to those British MPs’, they can earn their *cloned so-called arabs of *North Sudan, Northern Nigeria, Some Furs’ Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Some Eritereans, their evil juus (so-called israelis, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their mighty US CIA creeps, their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creeps in between out of our country*, we are going to bomb them to near>>>

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    • 30 May 09:22, by Pakuai

      OBLIVION on the FACE of EARTH, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Who says, we want these vermin in our country and to be even WARNING their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan? Who says? The evils in the devil infested Island of British always think, they are *equal with us’? Really? The evils even brag that they will come and built *a railway from Egypt, North Sudan right up to our Wau Acholdit* by the so-called British Engineers>>>

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      • 30 May 09:34, by Pakuai

        Just like their so-called British Engineers bullsh*ts in 19th century. I am a civil engineer myself and l am the one, who will help bomb these vermin out of our country, North Sudan and their evils juus (so-called israelis), their UN, UNIMISS, their sleazy NGOs, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) and some of their Bantus from central Kenya of ’Nanyuki, Laikipia’>>>

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        • 30 May 09:50, by Pakuai

          We take back our Gambella region and bomb the *Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Djiboutians, the US, French and some of their allies into RED sea* before we bomb *Yemen and Saudi Arabia* to EXTINCTION, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. FELLOWS, we have informed you. Fellows, we have informed you. Your love affairs with our country and our people has gone too far. Your Barack Obama, LRA, Riek Machar, Raila Odinga, Uhuru Kenyatta, Paul Kagame, Thabo Mbeki has been challenged>>

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