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Sudanese Authorities Arrest Two Brothers of Ousted President Omar al-Bashir

FILE PHOTO: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdalla/File Photo

A spokesman for Sudan’s Transitional Military Council said that two brothers of Omar al-Bashir were arrested as part of a continuing campaign of arrests against symbols of the previous administration.

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Lieutenant General Shamseddine Kabbashi, however, did not give details of where Abdallah and Abbas al-Bashir were being detained.

The council’s announcement comes a day after al-Bashir was transferred from the presidential palace to Kobar Maximum Security Prison in Khartoum.

Despite news of the arrests, protesters continued to march in Khartoum demanding for a quick handover of power to civilian leadership.

The African Union gave the council a 15-day ultimatum to transfer power to a civilian-led authority or face suspension.

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Written by How Africa

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