Sudan: The arms shipment from Ethiopia is legal


Asmaa Al-Hussaini (Cairo, Khartoum)

Yesterday, the Sudanese Ministry of Interior announced that the documents of the arms shipment seized at Khartoum Airport were intact, and belonged to a Sudanese arms dealer. The Sudanese Ministry of Interior added that the arms shipment was seized, at the request of the committee to remove the empowerment of the ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s regime, and after investigation it was found that its papers were legal.
For its part, Ethiopian Airlines confirmed that the said shipment of weapons that was transported to Khartoum, and which was revealed yesterday, are hunting rifles, and they were part of a legal shipment that was detained in Addis Ababa, and then sent to Sudan, after its owner filed a lawsuit, demanding that the company hand over guns and pay compensation of 250 thousand dollars.
The official Sudanese News Agency (SUNA) had stated that the authorities had seized a shipment of weapons in 72 boxes that had arrived by air from Ethiopia, and that there were doubts about the intentions of using them in crimes against the state.
On the other hand, lawyer Nabil Adeeb, head of the investigation committee into the sit-in dispersal, revealed the efforts of the Sudanese Prime Minister’s office to attract international experts to examine and analyze the material evidence of the sit-in dispersal, after the African Union experts apologized during the past days.


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