Son of the Sudanese Minister of Industry: the arrest of Abi Kedi and Hamdok is powerless

Despite the release of most of the prominent ministers and politicians arrested since October 25th in Sudan, the last of whom was a member of the Wajdi Saleh Power Removal Committee, released on Monday evening, former Industry Minister Ibrahim Al-Sheikh is still in detention.

His son, Muhammad, confirmed to Al that “the security authorities released him the day before yesterday for a few minutes, in so he wouldn’t come home before arresting him again. “

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He also indicated that the prosecution is delaying his release, saying that “the release of most of the politicians, with the exception of him, confirms the extent of the influence he has on the form and strength of the protests” in the country.

He continued: “They know the extent of his influence on the Sudanese street and young people affiliated with the Sudanese Congress Party, so they are hindering his release.”

In addition, he clarified that Ibrahim al-Sheikh has been detained since last October 25, when a joint force of military intelligence, security police and General Intelligence Service entered. in his house and took him, and since that date there has been no communication between him and his family except twice. He stressed that the family still does not know where he is being held, due to the difficulty of communicating with him and the security authorities, especially after the major changes that have taken place in the security services and police.

Sudanese Minister of Industry, Ibrahim Al-Sheikh (archive - AFP)
Sudanese Minister of Industry, Ibrahim Al-Sheikh (archive – AFP)

As for the reason that prompted security to arrest him again the day before yesterday (Sunday), he explained that the move was made claiming to have several complaints and crimes against the state, underlining that “all these complaints are harmful to keep him under their eyes ”, as he said.

Hamdok can’t fire anyone

When asked about the role of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and if the family contacted him about the minister’s case, he replied: “The pen is not in his hands.”
Nobody can be released “.

In what appears to be a rebuke to the prime minister, he said: “Minister of Ministerial Affairs, Khaled Omar Youssef, has his office inside the seat of government, and it’s a few meters from Hamdok’s office, and no one is. has contacted. “

Abdullah Hamdouk and Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan after the signing of the political agreement in Khartoum (AFP)
Abdullah Hamdouk and Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan after the signing of the political agreement in Khartoum (AFP)

Back to before October 25th

Commenting on the demonstrations that should take place today, Tuesday, and their objectives, he stressed that these protests aim to completely change the shape of the next government.

He also pointed out that the most important demands of the opponents are embodied in a return to before October 25 and bringing those who killed the protesters to fair trials.

He concluded by saying: Resistance committees and political forces reject the current form of government and can bring it down.

Interestingly, dozens of prominent politicians and civilian activists have been released in lots in recent days, after being arrested on the 25th of last month (25 October 2021), following a campaign of arrests conducted by the security forces, after the army announced the imposition of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the government and the Gentlemen’s Council.

However, subsequently, on 21 November, a political agreement was concluded between Hamdok and army commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, according to which the prime minister was returned to his post, and included, among other things, the release of all political prisoners.

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