Sudan Releases All Political Prisoners

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Addis Ababa April 11//2019 Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service has announced the release of all political prisoners across the country.

The state news agency SUNA said Twitter users circulated photos showing former detainees being welcomed by protesters.

One of the released was Mohammed Naji Elasam, a spokesman for the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), the main organizer of protests being held across Sudan since December, witnesses said. He had been detained for more than three months.

The military, which ousted President Omar al-Bashir and arrested him, had also declared a three-month state of emergency.

Speaking on state TV, Defense Minister Awad Ibn Ouf made the announcement that Sudanese army will oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.