Press Statement on the Detention of Former Prime Minister Saddiq al-Mahdi

Beloved Imam Alsadig Almahdi President of the National Umma Party and Imam of Ansar Allah and the legitimate democratically elected Prime Minister of the Sudan



May 22, 2014


The United States Embassy in Khartoum expresses its deep concern over the detention of former Prime Minister Saddiq al-Mahdi. We urge the Government of Sudan to respect the fundamental human right to freedom of expression of all Sudanese citizens as enshrined in Article 39 of Sudan’s 2005 Interim Constitution.

 In his January 27 and April 6, 2014 calls for a National Dialogue, President Bashir publicly pledged to increase freedom of expression. We urge the Government of Sudan to honor its public pledges as the Government initiates an inclusive National Dialogue.