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SUDAN CLOSED A PROMINENT PRO-DEMOCRACY THINK-TANK THIS WEEK


SUDAN CLOSED A PROMINENT PRO-DEMOCRACY THINK-TANK THIS WEEK SHORTLY AFTER THE ORGANIZATION HELPED STAGE A PROTEST AGAINST GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWNS ON OPPOSITION CANDIDATES. ALONG WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, THE AL-KHATIM ADLAN CENTER FOR ENLIGHTENMENT AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT TRIED TO DELIVER A PETITION TO THE COUNTRY'S HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ON SUNDAY. DIRECTOR KHALIFALLAH ATIFF SAYS POLICE WITH BATONS BLOCKED THEIR WAY AND ON MONDAY, NOTIFIED THEM THE GOVERNMENT WAS WITHDRAWING THEIR LICENSE.

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