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Authorities in Sudan order release of all detainees

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

KHARTOUM – Authorities in Sudan have ordered the release of all detainees held during weeks of anti-government protests.

The release was ordered by Sudan’s intelligence and security chief, Salah Ghosh, the information ministry said in a statement. No reason was given.

More than 1,000 people are reported to have been detained in the protests, which began in December.

Sudan’s’ protests began in opposition to surging prices and a failing economy, but quickly shifted to calls for an end to President Omar al-Bashir’s nearly three-decade rule.

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