Source: Middle East Monitor
Dozens of supporters of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) in Sudan participated, on Tuesday, in a protest in front of the Public Prosecution headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, to demand the release of leaders of the party detained in connection with the 1989 coup plot.
Supporters of the PCP, founded by the late Hassan Al-Turabi, raised banners that read, “Where is the rule of law” and “Where are the freedoms?”
Protesters also chanted slogans such as “No to politicised justice,” “Try them or release them,” “Freedom … Peace … and Justice”, “Freedom for us and others,” reported the Anadolu Agency’s correspondent.
On 20 November 2019, the Public Prosecution Office in Sudan issued an arrest warrant against the Secretary-General of the PCP, Ali Al-Hajj, within the framework of the 1989 coup plot, which brought the ousted President Omar Al-Bashir to power.
On 12 December 2019, head of the PCP’s Shura council, Ibrahim Al-Senussi, was also arrested, followed by party leader Omar Abdel-Marouf, on 2 February, on the same charges.
Member of the defence committee on behalf of the PCP leadership, Baroud Sandal, told the Anadolu Agency’s correspondent, on the sidelines of the protest, that