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.