Sudan’s NISS accuses blind Darfuri sheikh of espionage; detains activists

After months of incommunicado detention in the prison of Kober in Khartoum North, the prosecution referred Sheikh Matar Younis and Adam Haroun to court. Agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) held two members of the solidarity committee supporting detained activist Hisham Ali.
Sheikh Younis and Haroun are charged with challenging the constitutional order, staging war against the state, and espionage. The charges are punishable with the death penalty.
Lawyer Abdelbasit Mohamed told Radio Dabanga that the state security prosecution referred the case of Sheikh Younis, who was held in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, in early April, and shop owner Haroun, who was detained in El Geneina in West Darfur in December last year, to a criminal court in Khartoum North.