Sudan releases SCP leader Samia Kiir from prison
Samia Kiir, the detained secretary-general of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), has been released from En Nahud prison in Sudan’s West Kordofan state after almost three months in prison.
Kiir was arrested under an emergency law imposed by the state government.
On 30 August, a coalition of Sudanese female activists petitioned Sudan’s Human Rights Commissioner in Khartoum to release Kiir and the deputy chairperson of the National Umma Party (NUP), Mariam El Sadig El Mahdi.
SCP chairperson Ibrahim El Sheikh remains in jail along with other party members in North Kordofan state.
File photo: The women at the protest against the detention of women politicians in Omdurman on 28 August. 16 of them were arrested, and released later that day.
Sudan women politicians call for detainees’s release (1 September 2014)
Women protesters detained in Omdurman, Sudan (28 August 2014)