The spokesman for the Communist Party of Sudan (CPS), Yusif Hussain has reiterated his Party’s proposal to abolish all laws that restrict freedom.
Speaking in reaction to the latest decree (No. 158) by Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir which severely restricts the activities of political parties, Hussain said that his Party considers the abolition of such laws as “key to resolving the crisis in the country”.
He said that “despite President Al Bashir’s talk about freedoms and their protection so as to clear the way for National Dialogue, there are dozens of detainees still behind bars. The trials of the demonstrators in political protests continue, the war in Darfur has not stopped, and political prisoners have not been released.”
Hussain asks: “How can the members of the armed movements be expected to join the National Dialogue while some of them still have death sentences or prison terms hanging over their #########, and others are being hunted-down?”
He stressed that “the latest decree comes in spite of the need for more freedoms. This inconsistency in their decisions points to conflicts within the government,” he concluded.
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