October 23, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese authorities abruptly dissolved a group for consumer protection and confiscated its assets on Sunday.
The Sudanese Society for Consumer Protection (SSCP) had been already banned by the former regime in 2015. The group resumed its activities al-Bashir’s collapse.
Yasir Mirghani, SSCP Chairman told Sudan Tribune that he received the decision of the cancellation of the association registration on Sunday.
A delegation of seven people visited the association’s buildings to seize its assets, in addition to confiscating seals, headed paper, and all documents, Mirghani said.
He added that the authorities gave them three days to implement the decision.
The Humanitarian Aid Commission did not explain the reason behind the dissolution of the group.
The SSCP sued the telecommunications companies bringing a court to order them to restore internet services after the military coup in October 2021.
The voluntary group also used to launch campaigns to control prices in the markets.
Mirghani said that the association is currently hosted on the premises of the Environmental Protection Association, as they have no money to rent their own office. He added that they do not own cars.
He confirmed that they had taken legal measures to contest the dissolution of their group, including a hierarchical appeal to the general Commissioner of the Humanitarian Action Commission, and the Minister of social affairs. stressing they will go to court if the administration fails to reverse its decision.