Sudan releases dozens of political prisoners

Sudan political prisonersFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE European Union (EU) has welcomed the release of more than 80 political prisoners in Sudan.

An EU delegation and the resident EU Heads of Mission in the East African country nonetheless called on the government of President Omar al-Bashir to promptly release the remaining political detainees.

Likewise, the delegation and the resident Heads of Mission in Sudan called on the government to lift the state of emergency that had been declared in several federal states in recent months and guarantee press freedom and freedom of assembly for peaceful demonstrations.

“The EU remains committed to supporting Sudan on the way towards national reconciliation and long-lasting peace in the country for the sake of all Sudanese people,” EU stated.

Aide Abdelrahman El Mahdi, the presidential aide, said al-Bashir ordered the release of the political detainees from the Kober Prison in Khartoum North.

“The other detainees will be released after some procedures are completed,” El Mahdi said.

The activists have been arrested in recent months in the wake of widespread protests against the rising cost of basic consumer goods.

Among those arrested are students, opposition party politicians and journalists covering the demonstrations.
– CAJ News

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