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Sudan says it will not permit any demonstrations by opposition


December 16, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government said it will categorically prevent any attempts to stage demonstrations saying that the conditions in the country are not suitable for this form of expression.

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Sudanese presidential adviser Salah Gosh (Al-Rayaam)

The Sudanese presidential adviser and the former director of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Salah Gosh told a convention for the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) that the government will crack down “on any attempts to stir up the absurdity and the destabilization of the country’s security”.

Gosh was referring to two failed attempts this month by a coalition of Northern opposition parties and Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) to stage a rally after hundreds of riot police were deployed to the streets and party headquarters to prevent the demonstrators from taking the streets.

Sudanese police said that the organizers did not get proper permission to conduct the rally but opposition parties say they have notified the authorities as required under the law.

A number of senior SPLM figures were arrested along with hundreds of other opposition supporters. The purpose of the demonstrations was to deliver a memo to the parliament demanding the adoption of pro-reform laws.

Gosh accused the opposition parties of seeking to create a popular uprising to topple the government describing that scenario as “impossible”. He added that the NCP is prepared to stop the absurdity of the opposition parties.

He challenged the opposition parties to “infiltrate” the security of the Sudanese capital even if supported by regional and international powers adding that the NISS has tight control over the security.

The former NISS director said that the NCP will teach the opposition parties “a brutal lesson during the elections” suggesting a landslide victory for the ruling party.

A political analyst speaking to Sudan Tribune from Khartoum said that Gosh is seeking to reinforce his image on the scene following his removal from the post as the spy chief last August.

“He is trying to say I am here and active on the scene. He also wants to show his loyalty to Bashir and the regime hence the strong language he used. It is quite unusual for someone who rarely made media interviews but given how shaken the NCP is after these demonstrations it is understandable” the analyst said.

The US condemned the crackdown by Sudanese authorities and called on Khartoum to allow peaceful freedom of expression without intimidation to allow for a conducive environment to hold the elections.


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  • 17 December 2009 05:41, by BUSTA 2

    Why are Southerners disturbing our Capital city???

    We are tired with so called demonstrations by opposition who have no vision for Sudan.

    Shut up or go back to South Sudan where there is no law and order.

    Brother in Christ,

    Busta 2

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    • 17 December 2009 05:58, by mathem jech amer

      Shame on SPLA JIUs in Soba & Jebel Aulia

      Why is this mass detention happening? I request SPLA Minister to appoint me as the OIC for SPLA affairs in Khartoum for only one week. You will see my friends the action I will take.

      What is SPLA JIUs doing in Kharttoum? You should remove all the detainees from prison by force and see what will happen.

      Shame on SPLA leaders in Khartoum for their cowardness. I would advice GOSS to replace JIU leaders in Khartoum with those of Malong Awan, Mabor Makoi, Matip Nhial and Maboto Mamur.

      Jech Amer standingby for any action.

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    • 17 December 2009 06:14, by Gatbentiu

      Demonstration is not good as it may cause life of innocent people,the SPLM and the Northern opposition parties should think twice before they matched to streets.
      I saw the other day that the Khartoum based government has accepted 51% yes and 60% turn out for South to be a country comes 2011 referendum .
      The SPLM should not be confused by these Arab parties,most of these parties had been in power in Sudan but they never said anything about South Sudan,yet they are now confusing SPLM to back them up.
      The Southern Sudanese interest is to make South Sudan independent country,how about these Arab parties will they come to South? I don’t think so.
      SPLM has brought Yassir Arman to the world of politics,let him join one of the opposition parties in the North.


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      • 17 December 2009 17:13, by DeltaBravo

        Bravo Bravo Getbentiu i belief you brother this Northern Sudanese politician are the one that where killing SouthernSudanese people back in 70s and 80s and now the Splm is backing them up. Sadig was the one killing all the Chiefs in Southern Towns. There aim is too brain wash our Southern politician, they dn’t to see our people happy.I my self I lost all my parent during the civilwar. Thanks GetBentiu for pointing out. Our people dnt’ know what is their game plan.

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    • 17 December 2009 06:29, by Wilson Kur Lual

      Bustard 2

      Your Capital city with whom?


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    • 17 December 2009 12:50, by Piny Amec Abethool-Jesus

      To all the National Criminals Party (NCP)members

      "People support what they help create". Sudanese people were not part of the process when the National Criminals Party (NCP) was created.

      How would the National Criminals Party (NCP) expects people to support what they did not create?

      NCP made Sudanese people to be baggers in Khartoum, something that is not in the Sudanese culture. What else do NCP wants to see happening in Sudan than to see Muslims begging people on streets of Khartoum and in buses using Koran verses.

      The National Criminals Party cannot stop demonstrations in Sudan no matter what. Enough is enough for the National Criminals Party’s lies,terror and hypocrisy.

      Piny Amec Abethool –Jesus

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    • 18 December 2009 06:27, by Tobias

      Why North sticks on the tail of the South, Let them go independent, if you think the capital North owned the Capital.

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    • 18 December 2009 10:24, by Machine

      Arabs when are you going to learn?.You are lagging bind the world.Do not rule the country using your damn,stupid and foolish ideas instead let democracy be in place because Sudan is not an Arab world country where everything is done in accordance with terrorism.Mongrels let things be done in the way people want.
      If you don’t allow people to demonstrate then stop your crooked ways of leadership.

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    • 18 December 2009 11:45, by mamer kuot

      BUSTA2 SON OF BITCH, who allows you to call our own mother land Khartoum your capital.
      please is better to go back to Arabs world where you were originated since creations rather than calling our own mother land yours.
      please accept the truths.


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  • 17 December 2009 06:07, by Oduck Bol

    Those who get used of seeing civilian dieing of behalf of them and their lies are seeking ways to create violent so that they will feel good when citizens die. That is why God sometimes burn them with butane while there are between earth and sky. They should learn that no one strong than another.

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    • 17 December 2009 06:20, by Wende Yongaptheeth

      What is this muslim terrorist and extremist is saying?

      Islamic terrorism and Talaban like style of teaching people a brutal lesson during the elections.

      There is no need of more evidence since the NIF has already stated that they are going to teach the Sudanese people a brutal lesson which means bloodshed and elections rigging.

      Muslim extremists and fanatics such as Mohamed Ali and Busta 2 will be taught a lesson by the Sudanese people and will follow their Ja’alyeen tribal chief Al Beshir to the Hague.

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      • 17 December 2009 07:14, by okello nen

        please splm take yasir armam away if u want to be in safe site thank okello

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        • 17 December 2009 07:34, by okello nen

          many people talk salva salva why not taban deng the evil of unity state.please ocapo of the icc take only three people in sudan omer.salva.taban. taker riak. commisioner of leer county he kill many people.

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          • 17 December 2009 09:49, by Marial Mangar Akol

            Crazy Busta, That Khartoum whom you are proud is our mather land, but sorry please to tell you that your life probility remain only one percent for telling southness such a word, even our land can kill you by any means.
            SPLM Oyee

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          • 17 December 2009 11:29, by Gatloth Gai

            Sincerely Okello Nen;

            The life of Unity state`s people still in danger, and Taban Deng,Salva and thier respectves an agents are concern.

            However I am strongly blame Dr.Riek as a son of soil and second person incharge for the souther Sudan government while wachtdog his very relatives are suffering on the hand of Kiir and Taban.
            Who is Taban to him (Riek)?
            Who is also Salva Kiir to Dr.Riek.

            I believes Dr. Riek knows what to do but very shy to help the people of Bentiu.

            You only talks of Leer alone,i think it is becuase your from Leer by clan. Do you know what is also taking place in counties like Koch under Stuppid,ignoran (non educated),foolish,crule and greedy Bol Rout?

            Do you know is giong on in Rubkona under crule man Ruach Kuol? And in Leer the worst affected constituence under the son of dictator chief Taker Riek Dong whose children were forbedden not to rule at all in Leer and state in large.

            Take notes of this: Get stable you people,time is coming for Kiir and his wrong group he imposed to rule in the state to leave forever and ever.

            I believe people like:Bol Rout,Taker Riek,Ruach Koul,Madol Betiem will suffer,becuase they will have no where to go after all.Except Taban and his master Kiir who accumilated the publice fund for them selves and invested in business.

            They must apologies and compensates those they illegally murdered.

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            • 17 December 2009 16:56, by Wende Yongaptheeth


              You are saying that all the Nuer leadership both governors and counties commissioners are murderers, thief and incompetent bunches of corrupts?

              That is interersting!!!! you are attempting to praise Riek Machar and I think it is because he is ruling far away from you folks. Once he comes closer, he will be worst to you then the other leaders.
              You are saying all your leaders who are closer to you are sucks. May GOSS should bring the Equatorians and Dinkas to your areas to rule you and show your people how leaders are suppose to act and how the citizens follows them. But I know you folks will hate sooner rather then later because you hate the truth, peace, civility and fair distribution of resources. Everyone of you wants to be a leader and their are few spots for leadership in the community. You are very lazy folks who do not work but think of getting everything from the government and that is why everybody wants to be in the government to steal, loot, rape and stir up clans warfares as it is a Nuer way of living.

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  • 17 December 2009 10:15, by Gatloth Gai

    What more to protest for in Kharoum?

    I believes opposition parties will not any more protest, becuase thier need is ready fulfilled.

    Violent could not be the solution for peace in this country rather than round table talk.
    Who is not awared of those yrs back when sudan was in war?
    Were there a protest like today? the answer is no.Then why peace has come and some people trying to back the country to war. Those are injustice.

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  • 18 December 2009 08:20, by gaidit


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