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State Security Prosecution allows defense to meet detained activist Wad Gulba
Saudi authorities arrested Mr. Husham Ali (Wad Gulba) on 18 November 2017 and handed him over to the Sudanese authorities on May 29, and since then Wad Gulba remained detained by the security services.
The Sudan Times website revealed that the State Security Prosecution allowed the defense of Wad Gulba to meet him for the first time in the office of the Chief Prosecutor last Sunday. The member of the defense of Wad Gulba, Mr. Shawqi Yagoub, stated that the prosecution investigated with Husham for accusing him under Articles (50,52,53,57) of the Sudanese Criminal Act for undermining the constitutional order, incite war against the state, espionage and taking pictures of military zones and the improper use of communication services and the establishment or dissemination in the sites in order to promote ideas and programs contrary to public order or morals and defamation under Articles (13, 15, 17) of the Cybercrime Act of 2007, and pointed out that the family of Wad Gulba was allowed to regularly visit him at the State Security Prosecution premises.
Article 39 (1) of the Sudanese Constitution stipulates that every citizen shall have the unrestricted right to the freedom of expression, reception and dissemination of information, publication, and access to the press without prejudice to order, safety or public morals as determined by law.