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Sudan’s JEM to release prisoners for Eid

September 8 - 2016 DARFUR
EM combatants captured by govt. forces after Nakhara battle, 28 April 2015 (state media)
EM combatants captured by govt. forces after Nakhara battle, 28 April 2015 (state media)

Sudan’s opposition Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has announced the release of all prisoners and convicts on the occasion of the Muslim holiday of Eid Al Adha.

The release is in response to appeals received from the Sheikhs of the Sufi, native administration, political forces, civil society, and national figures. It is also intended to take into account the feelings of the families of prisoners.

JEM media secretary, Jibril Adam Bilal, told Radio Dabanga that “the decision came unconditionally. It is an expression of the Movement’s sincerity and seriousness of intent and commitment to humanitarian issues, laws and norms.

Bilal said that the gesture is also designed to create a conducive environment for peace and real national dialogue. He said that the Movement “has taken administrative arrangements in preparation for the transfer of the prisoners to Khartoum”.


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