News from Khartoum
Security authorities detain striking pharmacists, and 84 suspects including traders face emergency courts
Security agents have put visible marks on the walls and doors of some closed pharmacies which the apparatus assumed had been closed to enforce the civil disobedience planned for Wednesday 13 March 2019, according to a statement issued by the Central Pharmacist Committee, appeared on Alrakoba and Dabanga websites. The security authorities detained the owners of the closed pharmacies and transported them to a police station in Al Safia neighborhood in Khartoum Bahri in preparation for trial before an emergency court.
The Central Pharmacists Committee, an unregistered trade union organization which is part of the Sudanese Professionals Association, called on its members to go on work strike by closing their pharmacies in implementation of the general strike called by the latter on 13 March.
Lawyers said that Khartoum’s northern police station witnessed the lodging of the largest number of complaints on Wednesday, complaints were filed against 86 suspects among which are traders, them who had been summoned to explain why their shops were closed on Wednesday 13 March the day of the civil disobedience called by the Forces of Freedom and Change.
The Central Pharmacists Committee said such measures were intended to crack down on activists who use the most peaceful means in opposing corrupt regimes, namely the civil disobedience.