On Friday, the coup authorities in Sudan released a number of detained protesters, some of whom were minors, from a number of police stations.
The Emergency Lawyers Committee – an independent human rights body – announced that the coup authorities in Sudan released a number of detained protesters from police stations around the capital, Khartoum.
In a statement on its official Facebook page, the authority confirmed the release 35 prisoners in the northern section, along with 4 minors, and indicated that “one child remains [in custody]”, whose family were destined to pick him up today, Saturday.
The emergency lawyers pointed out that the on-duty officer refused to carry out the procedures on the pretext that they were waiting for “higher orders”, which had ordered the arrests in the first place.
The Emergency Lawyers Committee was formed after the increase in arrests, kidnappings, and enforced disappearances after the 2021 October 25th coup.
Since the coup, army commander Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan – the head of the coup – has ordered the imprisonment a large number of politicians, ex-Empowerment Removal Committee employees, activists, members of the resistance committees, and other revolutionary bodies.
Lawyers and families of detainees complain about their inability to meet with their clients/children to check on their conditions, especially their health.