Sudanese media is reporting on an announcement by the Muslim Brotherhood that it will not participate in the country’s April general elections. According to the Sudan Tribune report:
January 13, 2015 (Khartoum) – The Muslim Brotherhood movement in Sudan announced today that it will not participate the April general elections calling it a ‘useless’ exercise in light of the atmosphere that makes results known beforehand.
In a statement, the group said it was the first to call for national reconciliation on the basis of the nation’s supreme interests and issues.
It added that they were always of the view that no one faction can solve Sudan’s crises alone and that the only route to resolve them is through genuine national dialogue that includes all pillars of the society.
‘Dialogue cannot be held except in a free atmosphere where people can obtain their rights guaranteed by religion and constitution in expressing their views verbally in forums or in writing in newspapers or through protests or peaceful rallies and marches,’ the statement reads.
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GMBDW reporting on the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan has included:
- In Many 2013, the GMBDW reported that the Sudanese Muslim Brotherhood had taken the highly unusual step, for the Global Muslim Brotherhood at least, of declaring “jihad” on rebel Muslim groups in the country, a declaration placing the Sudanese Brotherhood in the same category as the so-called jihadi/takfiri groups.
- In January 2011, the Muslim Brotherhood of Sudan called on Arab and Islamic nations to “save Sudan from the US-Israeli schemes to divide it.”
- In February 2010, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood reported that the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan was backing the current President Omar Al-Bashir, who has been charged with war crimes by the international criminal court over the Darfur conflict and the first sitting head of state issued with an arrest warrant.