Sudan frees several civilian leaders held since coup

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Sudanese authorities have released several civilian leaders detained since last month’s coup, a key plank in a deal aimed to restore a fragile transition process towards full democracy, one said Monday. “I was released late yesterday evening,” the head of Sudan’s Congress Party Omar al-Degeir told AFP, who was among the civilians arrested in the October 25 power grab by the army. “I was in solitary confinement and completely cut off from the world throughout this period.” Other civilian politicians, including from the Umma party, Sudan’s largest political group, were also released. Top general…

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