• follow us in feedly
Africa, Latest, News

Sudan to release political detainees amid protests

By News desk

As protest in Sudan intensified, the Government has decided to release political detainees arrested in the last six weeks.

It would be recalled that anti-government protests have continued in Khartoum and other cities in the country.

The country’s Ministry of Information said: “The chief of the National Intelligence and Security Services NISS has decided to release all the detainees arrested during the recent incidents,” said a news release by the Council of External Information, which is part of the Ministry of Information.

In the meantime, the head of a government investigation committee to probe the killing of the protesters, Aamir Ibrahim, told reporters the death toll has risen since the beginning of demonstrations more than a month ago.

“We can confirm that the death toll of the people killed during the protests has accelerated to 30, including 6 deaths in River Nile State, 9 in Gadaref State, 3 in White Nile State, 3 in Northern Sudan and the remaining in Khartoum,” Ibrahim said.

Opposition groups said the number of the deaths is more than 50, while human rights organizations put the number at 40.

Previous ArticleNext Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.