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Generals held for Sudan coup attempt released

October 2 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Former Chief of Staff Lt Gen Emad Adawi (Social media)
Former Chief of Staff Lt Gen Emad Adawi (Social media)

Two generals who were arrested for the foiled coup d’état at the end of July have been released by the authorities. 10 people will be prosecuted for the attempted coup.

The two released generals are former Chief of Staff Lt Gen Emad Adawi and Gen Mohamed El Mukhtar. The former Head of the Dams Implementation Unit Osama Abdallah and Hisham Taha were released as well.

Speaking on behalf of the Sovereign Council, Lt Gen Shamseldin El Kabbashi said in a statement to the Arabic news channel Al Ain Al Ekhbariya that 10 people detained after the coup attempt will be prosecuted.

This includes former Chief of Staff Gen Hashim Abdelmutallab and a number of brigadiers, most notably the commander of the Popular Defence Forces militia, brig Abdelazim El Amin.


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