Sudanese authorities release political prisoners

Sudanese security authorities have released dozens of women arrested following recent protests.


Sudanese authorities have released 38 detainees, including leaders of the Sudanese Communist Party, political activists, women activists and elements and jurists of ("No" to subdue women) initiative.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Friday ordered the release of all Detainees in conjunction with International Women's Day.

Several areas in Khartoum witnessed hundreds of demonstrations on Thursday, called by the "Sudanese Professionals Gathering", which organized the protests under the slogan "Women's Procession of Sudan" coinciding with the International Women's Day.

The unrest began at first because of high prices and quickly turned into calls for Bashir's resignation after two decades in power. Officials say 31 people have been killed since the protests began.




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