JEM's Khalil Ibrahim in Chad wants to separate Darfur from the rest of Sudan - JEM executes dissident officers in Darfur
Hasaballah dismissed earlier media reports that Ibrahim had been injured in an incident noted here last week [Jan. 10: JEM denies trying to kill its leader in Chad]
JEM Executes Dissident Officers in Darfur:
Sudan Radio Service has received a report from Darfur indicating that a number of Darfur anti-government Justice and Equality Movement commanders were shot dead by their leader Khalil Ibrahim near the border with Chad.- - -
A JEM field commander, Siddig Adam Hasaballah, told Sudan Radio Service by phone from an unidentified location in Darfur on Monday, that a number of commanders from Meidob community in JEM were ordered to be shot last week in Umm Jaras, after they criticized Ibrahim’s leadership.
Hasaballah claimed that the commanders presented what he called a “correction petition” to Ibrahim, criticizing tribalism and nepotism in the movement.
[Siddig Hasaballah]: “Khalil rejected the correction petition and refused to discuss it. He ordered the army to disarm the Meidob community commanders in the movement. After that, Khalil used violence and disarmed the leaders and the soldiers. Then he shot the secretary of the northern sector, Hussein Agid,together with Jamal Hassan, Musa Ali Sultan and Judge Tigani Adam Abdallah. Another eight people were tortured by being tied up with chains in the cold weather and they also died. Eleven commanders tried to flee to Sudan but they were chased by Ibrahim’s men in 7 land cruisers and they were killed as well.”
Hasaballah dismissed earlier media reports that Ibrahim had been injured in the incident.
Khalil Ibrahim and his closest colleague are the leaders of JEM
Photo and caption from Ljubljana, Slovenia 06/02/2006 - Reception for the leader of the movement JEM, Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed Khalil. The leader of the movement JEM, Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed Khalil arrived in Slovenia today. The president of the Republic of Slovenia Dr. Janez Drnovšek continued the talks with him that already began yesterday. Before meeting with Dr. Khalil, the President met with the leader of the negotiators of the Justice and equality movement – JEM Ahmed Tugod Lissan, members of the leadership of this movement Abdullah Osman El-Tom and the leader of the all-Sudanese Democratic union and the former governor of Darfur, Ahmed I. Diraigo. Source: Statement by Dr. Drnovšek, President of Slovenia.