Sudan investigates detained opposition figures

International, regional and partisan wide delegates attend the Fourth General Conference of the ruling National Congress Party in Sudan on October 23, 2014Sudan’s prosecutor has begun investigating two political detainees on 10 charges “of crimes against the state” more than two weeks after they were detained, their lawyer told AFP on Tuesday. Farouk Abu Issa and Amin Makki Madani were arrested in Khartoum on December 6 after returning from Addis Ababa, where they signed an agreement aimed at uniting opposition groups. The prosecutor has now opened investigations on 10 possible charges against the two, their lawyer Nabil Adib told AFP. All of the charges were connected with crimes against the state, including “undermining the constitutional order” and “inciting hatred against the state, and inciting war against the state”, and could incur the death penalty, Adib said.

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