KHARTOUM, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Sudan's human rights activist Mudawi Ibrahim on Tuesday received a republican decree by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, which pardons him along with other five political activists, reported Sudan Tribune.
Nabil Adib, Mudawi Ibrahim's defence lawyer, said the republican decision has dropped all charges against his client, who has served nine months in detention with charges including undermining the constitutional order and inciting war against the state.
Ibrahim, 59, was detained by Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service last December. He was also charged with espionage, dissemination of false news and inciting hatred against the state.
In March 2009, the authorities shut down Sudan Social Development Organization, which was chaired by Ibrahim, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Khartoum, and winner of the inaugural 2005 Front Line Defenders Award for human rights defenders.
Ibrahim's case has received wide concern from national and international legal organizations and societies defending human rights.