Sudanese media said today, Tuesday, that the cabinet asked the intelligence to prevent influential leaders in the government from traveling.
The Sudan Tribune website reported that the Sudanese cabinet called on the General Intelligence Service to investigate the travel ban of leaders it described as influential in the government.
The news website stated that security officials at Khartoum Airport prevented a member of the dismantling committee, Salah Manna, from traveling to Cairo, “on the pretext that his name is on the banned list,” before he was later allowed to leave.
He added that Minister of Cabinet Affairs Khaled Omar Youssef sent an official letter on Monday to the Director of Intelligence requesting the formation of a committee to investigate the travel ban on officials, to include representatives of the Cabinet, the intelligence service and the dismantling committee.
The website quoted unnamed government leaders as saying that the ban list includes 11 state officials, most of whom are officials in the committee to dismantle the June 30 regime, as well as a member of the Sovereignty Council.
In a related context, Al-Sudani newspaper said that the list of those banned from travel includes a member of the Sovereignty Council, the alternate head of the Empowerment Removal Committee, Muhammad al-Faki, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and members of the Empowerment Removal Committee, Salah Manna, Wajdi Saleh, Babiker Faisal and Taha Othman Ishaq.
And the newspaper added that “some officers and members of the regular forces refused to implement the order, as it is illegal and violates the official procedures that must be followed.”