News from Sudan
Authorities Arrest Dozens, Including Journalists and Political Activists
Following the military coup, on the morning of October 25, authorities arrested dozens of citizens, including journalists, politicians, and activists.
Among the arrested were the political advisor to the Prime Minister, Yasser Arman and his brother, the leader of the Umma Party, Siddiq Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, and the director of Al-Democrati newspaper, Hajj Warraq. Fayez Al-Sulaik, the former advisor to the Prime Minister, was arrested after he made an interview with Al-Jazeera and Maher Abu Al-Goukh, the director of programs for the national TV.
6 lawyers and government officials were also arrested in the states of South Darfur, and 5 members of resistance committees in Kassala state were arrested as well.