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Sudanese rebel Chief Yasir Arman deported to Juba

Yasir Arman, the deputy head of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) deported from Khartoum. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

JUBA – The deputy chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Yasir Aman said he was on June 10 deported from Khartoum to South Sudan (Juba) with two mates Ismail Jalab and Mubarak Ardol hours after they had been released from custody.

Speaking to AFP reporter in Juba, Yasir said he had literally not been released. “I came together with comrade Ismail Khamis Jalab and comrade Mubarak Ardol. I just want to confirm I have been deported against my will.”

He took to his twitter account and said “I have been deported against my will by a military helicopter from Khartoum to Juba. I was not aware of where they were taking me. I asked them many times.”

Arman added that he, Jalab and Ardol had been tied up for their flight however, they had been well received by authorities in Juba.

Arman had arrived in Khartoum in late May to take part in talks with a military council that in April toppled longtime president Omar al-Bashir, after months of protests against his 30-year-rule.

Arman’s SPLM-North is the political wing of a rebel movement that has fought against Sudanese security forces in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states for much of the last decade.

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