Prominent Sudanese women’s rights activist Amira Osman has been released by the authorities after being in solitary confinement for two weeks.
TOS NEWS reported Amira Osman who heads the rights group No to Women’s Oppression was detained by 15 armed men in plain clothes in a nighttime raid on her home in Khartoum on 22 January.
Osman was a campaigner for women’s rights during President Omar al-Bashir Islamic rule, before he was ousted during an uprising in 2019.
She was fined in 2002 for wearing trousers and was arrested and convicted in 2013 under public order laws for refusing to wear a headscarf.
Osman’s sister said she was released on bail after being charged with firearm possession.
Activists saw her detention by the secret police, and that of dozens of others, as a return to the feared ways before President Bashir’s ouster.