Arman upon his arrival at Khartoum airport/ Alsudan Alyoum
I was mistreated and arrested by the Sudanese security, says Arman
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The SPLM-N deputy leader Yasir Arman revealed for the first time details of his detention by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Khartoum before being deported to Juba by helicopter.
“Shortly after the massacre, I was mistreated and arrested by the Rapid Support Forces. During the first few days of my detention, I was held in solitary confinement in a refrigerated cell,” he said in a first statement about his 5-day detention in Khartoum.
Arman said he, SPLM-N Agar Secretary General Ismail Jalab and the Movement’s Spokesperson Mubarak Ardol who had been detained two days later were forcibly deported from Sudan against their will in a military helicopter to South Sudan on 10 June.
“I would like to express my particular thanks to President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Government of Egypt for intervening with the Military Council to press for my release. I am also very grateful to the European Union, to the Governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and to the US Congress and the British Parliament for the actions they took on our behalf,” said.
Arman, Jalab and Ardol arrived in Khartoum on June 5 to express support for the SPLM and to promote a comprehensive peace process at the top of the transition agenda.
This SPLM-N is part of the Sudan Call alliance and the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces, which overthrow Bashir’s regime last April.