Sudanese Authorities Still Repress Farouk Abu Eissa’s Freedom & Ban Him from Traveling for 2nd Time in a Month

 Cairo: 7 June, 2015  

 1418734556949The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounced the Sudanese authorities’ continual restriction on the chairman of the opposition National Consensus Forces (NCF)- Farouk Abu Eissa- whereas he was banned from travelling, on June 3, to Cairo for the second time in less than one month without giving reasons.

 On June 3, NCF chairman Farouk Abu Eissa had finished all his travel to Cairo procedures to escort his wife for treatment. Before the airplane takes off, however, he was surprised that the security bodies at the airport informing him that his name is included in the travel ban list. Noteworthy, the airport’s security bodies have previously banned NCF chairman from traveling over the allegations that there was a communiqué filed against him by the State Security Prosecution, which was discontinued by the Minister of Justice. Supposedly, all the measures depended on the communiqué were cancelled following the minister’s decision. It is also worth mentioning that the security forces have formerly banned Confederation of Sudanese Civil Society President- Amin Mekki Madeni- from travelling to Cairo on May 4, 2015 by the same way, and then they allowed him to travel on the following day.

 “The travel ban on chairman of NCF Farouk Abu Issa is a flagrant violation of his right to movement, and a new addition to the crackdown attempts on him since his release nearly 4 months ago, after he was being detained over what was known in media as “signatories on Sudan Call”. It is also a clear target of the opposition in the country,” ANHRI said.

 ANHRI calls on Sudan’s authorities to abandon harassing NCF chairman Farouk Abu Eissa and to respect his right to movement as an inherent right. Moreover, it demands the disclosure of the reasons for his travel ban.

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