Sudan rights group says raided after opposition unity deal

December 21, 2014 2:55 PM

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Security forces raided the Sudanese Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday, just weeks after jailing its former leader, the monitoring group's leader said, in what activists fear is a widening crackdown ahead of a presidential election in April.

The government has increased pressure on political parties and civil society organizations that have expressed sympathy with armed rebels that it considers traitors.

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