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Sudan Calls on Interpol to Arrest Fugitives in Egypt, Turkey, UAE

Sudan Calls on Interpol to Arrest Fugitives in Egypt, Turkey, UAE

Wednesday, 1 September, 2021 - 05:45
Salah Gosh. (AFP file photo)

The Interpol office in Sudan announced on Tuesday that it has issued a “red notice” for the arrest of fugitives in Egypt, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Among the fugitives is head of the now dissolved National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Salah Gosh, who is in Egypt.

The Interpol office in Cairo was sent a request for his arrest after his location was accurately determined. He must be handed over to authorities in Sudan where he is facing several criminal charges.

In December, the illicit wealth prosecution declared that Gosh had fled house arrest. He was later spotted in Cairo where he had taken up residence. It was not reported at the time that Sudan had requested that Egyptian authorities arrest him.

Interpol also sent notices to its UAE and Turkey offices for the arrest of each of ousted president Omar al-Bashir’s brother, Al-Abbas Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, and former Finance Minister Bader Eldin Mahmmoud Abbas.

Abbas is wanted on fraud and corruption charges when he was in office under the deposed president.

Bashir’s brother is residing in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Gosh is one of the most prominent officials of the former regime. He occupied various security and intelligence positions.

Under Bashir, he was at one point accused of orchestrating a coup against the president. He was arrested for several months before being pardoned by the president and reinstated as chief of security and intelligence.

After the 2019 coup that ousted Bashir and his regime, he was placed under house arrest, but ultimately managed to flee the country.

The United States has barred Gosh and his family’s entry to its territories over his human rights violations.

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