Sudanese President orders release of political prisoners ahead of constitutional drafting process

11 April
photo credit: GovernementZA/flickr
photo credit: GovernementZA/flickr
The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Tuesday issued a decree to release all political prisoners in response to a call by the political parties of the National Consensus Government (NCG). The presidential decree pointed out that the release of political prisoners aims to enhance the spirit of the national consensus and harmony brought about by the national dialogue. "The decision also aims to create a conducive climate to enable all political forces to take part in the discussions over the national issues and the making of the permanent constitution," further said the decree.
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