Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sudan Basher orders release of all political prisoners


"I announce today my decision to release all political prisoners," Bashir told parliament. "I also renew a commitment to create a climate to hold a national dialogue with the other political forces." Bashir, in power since 1989, did not say when and how many prisoners would be released. Rights groups have accused the government of holding an unspecified number of dissidents since the security services cracked down hard on small protests against austerity measures unveiled by Bashir last year.  Read  more….

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