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Dissolution and Confiscation of Assets of the Islamic Dawa Organization

The Committee for the dismantling of the June 30 regime issued a decision that dissolves the Islamic Dawa Organization (IDO) and cancels the law under which it is registered and calls for the confiscation of all its assets, properties and investments. The IDO is an international humanitarian non-governmental organization established by a number of philanthropists from various countries of the world and has its headquarters in Khartoum. It was chaired by the late Field Marshal Abdel Rahman Suwar al-Dahab (who chaired the Transitional Military Council following the removal of President Gaafar Nimeiri in 1985. During the previous regime of Omar Al-Bashir, the IDO was seen to be the social arms of the former National Congress Party (NCP)leveraged and its headquarters was the site where the first statement was made by the the former president AL-Bashir following the Islamists coup of 1989 that overturned the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Sadig Al Mahdi.

The General Secretariat of the IDO issued a statement regretting the decision and considering it a breach of Sudan's obligations which will undermine Sudan's relations with international organizations not withstanding the harm it will cause to the lives of thousands of Sudanese who benefit from the organizations projects and services. The secretariat vowed to counter the decision through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Presidency of the Republic.