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Sudan’s NCF says its leader banned from travelling to Egypt

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June 4, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security service prevented the leader of the National Consensus Forces (NCF) Farouk Abu Issa from travelling to Cairo for medical treatment, said the opposition coalition.

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Sudanese opposition leader Farouk Abu Issa arrives at court for a hearing in his trial in Khartoum on 23 February 2015 (Photo: AFP/Ebrahim Hamid)

Abu Issa and a prominent human rights activist Amin Mekki Madani were in detention from December 2014 to April 2015 for the signing of the Sudan Call declaration with the rebel groups in Addis Ababa.

Also, the security agents prevented Madani from flying to Cairo on 4 May. According to statement released by the Sudan Call forces, he was told by the airport authorities he was still subjected to a ban travel imposed against him since December 2014.

The travel ban against Abu Issa is "a flagrant violation of the constitutional and legal rights, and coincided with the farce Field Marshal Bashir’s inauguration after boycotted elections that showed the isolation of his regime and the position of the Sudanese people rejecting him and his party," said the NCF in a statement issued on Thursday.

During his imprisonment, Abu Issa,81-year-old, was transferred to hospital following deterioration of his health condition.

At the time, his family said he suffered from cardiac arrhythmia in addition to other health problems.

The opposition leader used to travel to Cairo and London for medical treatment during the past years.

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