Via his official Facebook page, the Minister of Council Affairs in the dissolved government, Khalid Omar Yussuf, shared news of his release after 33 days spent in holding, and recounted details of his incarceration.
“We were released to find more blood on the hands of the putschists”, noted the Khalid Omar Yussuf, who was among the many officials within Hamdok’s government detained following the 25th of October coup.
Yussuf, who mentioned he was no stranger to political arrest, noted that his most recent apprehension was different due to “viciousness in the way the arrest was carried out, and the assault I was met with inside and in-front of my house”.
The minister explained that, during his time of arrest in what was known as “the fridge” – a small chamber where a little slot on its door was his “only window to the outside world “– he was not met with any violence.
It was reported earlier that the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and a number of other ministers had entered a hunger strike in protest of their incarceration and their inability to access legal representation.
On the 25th of October, the leader of the Sudanese Armed Forces and coup enforcer, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, dissolved both the Sovereignty Council in Sudan, and the Council of Ministers.
Al-Burhan had a number of ministers, and the currently re-installed Prime Minister himself Dr. Abdallah HamdoK, were apprehended and put under arrest.