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Prominent faces released in Sudan... and a hunger strike

Prominent faces released in Sudan… and a hunger strike

In continuation to previous steps ruled byThe release of a number of political prisoners in SudanToday, Saturday, the authorities released the leader of the Sudanese Congress and former Cabinet Minister Khaled Omar Youssef from the detention center of the intelligence service.

The dismissed governor of Khartoum, Ayman Khaled, and the financial commissioner of the Empowerment Committee, Maher Abu Al-Goukh, were also released, in addition to the political secretary of the Congress Party, Sharif Muhammad Othman.

first pictures

While activists published on the communication sites, the first pictures of the minister at his home in Khartoum.

This step came after the party announced yesterday that a number of political detainees had entered a hunger strike.

Khaled Omar Youssef

He said in a statement that the detainees, headed by Khaled Omar, had entered into an open hunger strike starting today, due to what he described as their “continued arbitrary detention since the twenty-fifth of October.”

It is noteworthy that a previous batch of politicians, who were released on Thursday night, Friday, included the leader of the Professionals’ Gathering, Muhammad Naji Al-Asam, the former media advisor to the Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, Fayez Al-Silik, as well as the leader of the Sudanese Congress, Noureddin Salah Al-Din, and the former Wali of Sennar Al-Mahi Muhammad Sulaiman.

Also, a few days ago, the security authorities released The leader of the Congress Party, Omar Al-Digair, The Deputy Chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North Sector, former Hamdok advisor Yasser Arman, the head of the Sudanese Baath Party Ali Al-Sanhouri, and Sadiq Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi from the Umma Party.

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while Dozens are still arrested, according to activists and civil groups.

It is indicated that Political agreement signed on November 21 (2021) in the presidential palace in Khartoum, between Hamdok and the army commander, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, a provision was made for the release of political detainees, a condition that the Prime Minister adhered to during his previous negotiations with the military component, following the dissolution of the government, and placing him under house arrest for weeks.