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Abdul-Aziz Khalid, Chairperson of the Central Council of the National Sudanese Alliance Party, was arrested from his home in Khartoum by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) at 9pm on 14 January 2013. He is currently detained incommunicado in an unknown location. The NISS have refused to provide his family with any information concerning his whereabouts or the charges he faces.
Mr. Abdul-Aziz Khalid is the sixth political opposition member to be detained by NISS since a coalition of Sudanese political opposition parties attended political negotiations with armed opposition groups in Kampala, Uganda in early January.