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18 August,

Sudan military rulers release 3 opposition figures to Juba

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Sudan’s Transitional Military Council released three opposition figures in Khartoum on Monday before sending them to Juba. Meanwhile, the civil disobedience campaign which begun on Sunday has already claimed at least four lives.

Three members of the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North have been transferred to South Sudan’s capital Juba on Monday.

Yasir Arman, the deputy leader of the SPLM – North was arrested last Wednesday (June 5) at his home in Khartoum. The secretary-general, Ismail Khamis Jalab, and spokesperson Mubarak Ardol were arrested on Friday June 7

“It was tough but we have not been tortured,” Mubarak Ardol told RFI on Monday from Juba.

“But Yasir was hit during the arrest as were others with the butt of guns, such as Badreddine Khojali and Motjaba, Yasir’s brother. We were held in a high security prison.

"When they came to tell us, this morning [Monday June 10], that we were going to be released, they covered our eyes before shoving us into a car. Then, we were handcuffed before stepping on a military plane. Yasir’s feet were shackled.

"We pleaded with the military officers to uncover our eyes so that we may talk. But they didn’t want to know anything about it.

"They did not tell us where they were taking us. We denounce this extradition.

"But we heartily thank the government in Juba for their warm welcome.”


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