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Sudan Arrests Foreigners Who Participated in Muslim Brotherhood Protests

Sudan Arrests Foreigners Who Participated in Muslim Brotherhood Protests

Sunday, 26 July, 2020 - 05:30
Sudanese demonstrators burn tires as they participate in anti-government protests in Omdurman, Khartoum (Reuters)

The Sudanese security forces arrested several foreigners who participated in the Muslim Brotherhood protests calling for the toppling of the transitional government headed by Abdallah Hamdok.


Dozens of supporters of ousted president Omar al-Bashir are protesting every Friday against the popular revolution that brought down the autocratic regime, seeking to topple the transitional government.


The security authorities adopted strict security measures for the protests, including the closure of bridges and roads leading to the army’s general command in central Khartoum, in anticipation of possible sit-ins and terrorist operations.


Sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that a joint force under the command of the Empowerment Removal Committee arrested a number of foreign suspects who participated in the Friday demonstrations called for by the Muslim Brotherhood.


Sudanese social media activists circulated many photos and videos of the “foreigners” during the protests, calling for their arrest and stressing that their participation in favor of the dissolved organization is an interference in the internal affairs of the country.


The sources pointed out that the committee arrested Palestinian Mahmoud Suleiman al-Hasanat from Gaza, who is an Imam of Mohammed Abdul Karim radical mosque in Khartoum.


The units also arrested three Indonesian extremists and two Yemeni nationals, while the authorities are pursuing other foreign Islamists to arrest them.


The committee aims to dismantle the former regime and the deep state established by the Islamists, fight corruption, and recover the stolen funds.


The committee recovered lands, real estate, and companies owned by the dissolved National Congress Party and its supporters, estimated at billions of dollars, including property and accounts belonging to Bashir and prominent Islamic leaders.


The committee is chaired by member of the Sovereign Council Lieutenant General Yasser al-Atta. Also, vice president member Mohammad al-Faki Soleiman is part of the committee along with representatives of the Ministries of Defense, Interior, Finance, Justice, and General Intelligence.


It also involves representatives of the rapid support forces, the Central Bank, the General Auditing Bureau, and representatives of the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces which led the popular revolution that toppled the Islamists regime in April 2019.


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