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.