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Security detain spokesperson of Baath Party

Security forces have carried out wide detention campaigns targeted politicians and journalists last Saturday, after the Sudanese Professional Association announced sit-ins across Khartoum locality last Sunday, while the security authorities detained the spokesperson of the Baath Party from his home.

According to Sudan Tribute, opposition sources announced the detention of the spokesperson of the Baath Party, Mr. Mohamed Dia Al Din from his home on Saturday just a week after his release on health grounds. The spokesperson recently underwent a surgical operation abroad, and upon his return to the country he was detained, released and again detained.

Security agents detained a number of opposition leaders since the eruption of demonstrations in Khartoum and other Sudanese States, demanding President Al Bashir to step down.

In the same vein, the Sudanese Professionals Association and opposition forces announced they would organize sit-ins in 23 key squares in Khartoum, Omdurman and Bahri as of Sunday 1500 local time.

Detention of any person is violation of human rights, according to Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which states: Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference, everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.

Source; Sudantribune