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Sudan’s Intelligence Imposes Travel Bans on Gov't Officials

Sudan’s Intelligence Imposes Travel Bans on Gov't Officials

Wednesday, 13 October, 2021 - 06:45
Member of the Transitional Sovereign Council Mohammad al-Faki (SUNA)

The Sudanese General Intelligence Service (GIS) informed the airport security authorities that several high-ranking officials are banned from traveling, according to sources in the transitional government.

Member of the Transitional Sovereign Council Mohammad al-Faki, Minister Khaled Omar Youssif, and members of the committee to dismantle the June 30 regime were on the list of figures banned from leaving the country.

A source told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Intelligence Service handed over a list of those banned to airport security authorities following the failed coup attempt.

The list also included committee members Wajdi Saleh, Salah Manna, Babiker Faisal, and Taha Othman Ishaq.

The security authorities prevented the committee spokesman, Salah Manna, from traveling to Cairo before recanting and allowing him to leave.

Minister Khaled Omar formed a joint investigation committee including officials from the government and the Intelligence Service to investigate the incident.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok held a series of unofficial meetings with the Forces Freedom and Change to address the differences between dissidents from the Alliance and the members of the coalition who signed the constitutional document.

A source told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Forces of Freedom and Change rejected a proposal to hold a joint meeting between the two groups, forcing the prime minister to hold an unofficial meeting until late Tuesday without releasing any information.

A dissident group from the Declaration of Freedom and Change, which includes government members represented following the Juba Peace Agreement, accused the ruling coalition of excluding them and attempting to take over the revolution.

The ruling coalition says that the incident is linked to a coup attempt orchestrated by the soldiers in the Sovereign Council to avoid implementing the constitutional document governing the transitional period, which clearly defined the partnership between the coalition and the military in the transitional government.

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