Title: Former foreign minister criticizes prosecution of Mariam and arrest of Al-Mahdi
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 05-21-2014, 08:52 PM
khartoum-The former state minister for foreign affairs and member of the parliament has accused the government of providing the foes with pretexts, saying that the prosecution of the “apostate” female doctor would not have reached the media. He added that” I am sure the minister of foreign affairs has fed up hearing about this case.
Local and international media outlets have been reporting the capital punishment sentence against Mariam Yahia, the female doctor that accused of apostasy and adultery (married to a Christian). The sentence was denounced by the international community. In this regard, ambassadors such the Sudanese charge D’ affaires in London were summoned in connection with the case.
Al-Waseela said that the authorities “give the foes many weapons that they use in the fight against us”, criticizing the way the leader of the Umma Party Al-Sadeq Al-Mahdi was arrested.
He said” how do you call for dialogue and arrest leader of the party with history in this county?”
The chairman of the security and defense panel Malik Hussein intervened saying that the report of the foreign affairs panel focus on the foreign relations concerns. However, the speaker of the Parliament Al-Fateh Izz-Eddin has considered as sound the statement of Al-Waseela in terms of the consequences of the domestic events on the foreign arena.
The Sudani newspaper quoted the foreign minister as saying that the delay in publishing the real information on “ Abrar/Mariam) case has contributed in making severe damage on Sudan.