[Dabanga] New York / Sirba / Khartoum — Reports of violent suppression of freedoms that characterised the 30-year regime of Omar al Bashir, on all levels of society, are increasing again. Last month, police forces in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, held four Christian men in a church in the city. A 20-year-old woman was sentenced to death by stoning in Kosti, White Nile state. A few days ago, four displaced leaders were detained in Sirba, West Darfur. The ousted National Congress Party (NCP) welcomed the speech of El Burhan in which he anno