Amnesty for 200 Sudan army staff prisoners

By IAfrica
In Sudan
Jul 28th, 2014

The Sudanese Minister of Defence on Saturday announced amnesty for 200 army staff prisoners on the occasion of the Eid El Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Defence Minister Abdel Rahim Hussein did not identify the nature of the dropped charges against those military personnel granted amnesty.

A number of regular army forces are held in custody in Darfur, facing charges of murder and armed robbery. On the other hand, there are claims that military commanders were imprisoned after refusing to obey orders to attack rebel sites in South Kordofan, the Blue Nile, and Darfur.

The authorities have neither denied nor confirmed such information.

File photo:  Minister of Defence, Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein (Reuters)

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