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Sudan: Further Information: Some critics freed, others remain in custody

, Index number: AFR 54/7976/2018

About 79 opposition party members and human rights defenders arbitrarily arrested and detained in January and February have been released. At least 61 others remain in the custody of the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) despite an official announcement that they would be released. They were arrested in connection with protests around Sudan against rises in the cost of food and medicine.

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