WASHINGTON: Washington accused the former head of Sudan’s feared security service of torture on Wednesday and barred him from entering the United States. Salah Ghosh headed the African country’s National Intelligence and Security Service until he resigned in April this year, two days after a military council took power and ousted the country’s president Omar al-Bashir after months-long citizen protests. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his department “has credible information that Salah Ghosh was involved in torture during his tenure as head of NISS.” Pompeo said Ghosh, whose full name is Salah Abdallah Mohammed Salih, is ineligible for entry into the US, along with his wife and daughter. “We join the Sudanese people in their call for a transitional government that is truly civilian-led and differs fundamentally from the Bashir regime, particularly on the protection of human rights,“ Pompeo said in a statement. Ghosh, who studied engineering, had worked on and off for NISS since the 1989 coup that brought Bashir to power, according to Sudanese media. During his tenure as chief, which initially lasted until 2009, he was credited with building NISS into one of the most powerful security agencies of Bashir’s regime. Over the years, NISS… Read full this story
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