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After starting the hunger strike, Sudanese politicians were released

Key Takeaway:

  • Sudan’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Khalid Yousif, was released from custody along with less than a day after starting a hunger strike, the country’s information ministry stated in a statement on Saturday.
  • Several prominent civilian politicians and activists had been set free on Monday and Friday.

Sudan’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Khalid Yousif, was released from custody along with less than a day after starting a hunger strike, the country’s information ministry stated in a statement on Saturday.

An army takeover in October. Twenty-five halted a power-sharing deal between the military and civilians from the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) alliance. Several ministers and civilian officers were detained.
Released on Saturday were Khartoum State governor Ayman Nimir and anti-corruption taskforce member Maher Abouljokh.

Several high-profile politicians remain in custody.

According to the Sudanese Congress Party, Yousif and others had begun the hunger strike to protest their detention despite signing a contract between military leaders and civilian PM Abdalla Hamdok, which provided the release of all military, civilian detainees.

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Several prominent civilian politicians and activists had been set free on Monday and Friday.

Protests calling for the military to leave politics and be held to account for the deaths of protesters have continued since the announcement between military leaders and Hamdok.

A call has been issued for more mass rallies on Sunday.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said late on Friday that 63 people had been injured during the dispersal of protests on Thursday, including one by a gunshot wound in Bahri.

Source-CTV News

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