SPLM-IO confirms Machar under detention in Khartoum
March 14th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The maim armed opposition movement, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO), has confirmed that it’s leader, Dr. Riek Machar, is under house arrest in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
On Wednesday, a senior government official told the Nyamilepedia in Cairo that Machar is “not allowed to move beyond Khartoum” until the formation of a unity government due by May.
The official following the formation of the would-be unity government, Machar’s will be declared free in an extraordinary summit of the heads of stage and government of IGAD.
When asked by the Nyamilepedia on Thursday, the SPLM-IO Chairperson of National Committee for Foreign Relations, Stephen Par Kuol, confirmed that Machar is in fact under detention.
“It is true! Refer to the IGAD Resolution that Riek Machar’s final status will be determined in an [extra]ordinary IGAD Head of States Summit,” he said.
Machar who has since 2016 been under house arrest in South Africa was partially released in May 2018 to give him a chance to participate in the ongoing peace process.
The IGAD said his final status will be determined in an extraordinary summit of head of stages and government.