Sudan’s high-profile politicians were released from detention along with others on Saturday, less than a day after beginning a hunger strike to protest their detention despite military deal.
The politicians include former minister of cabinet affairs Khalid Omer Yousif, former Khartoum State governor Ayman Nimir and anti-corruption taskforce member Maher Abouljokh.
The October 25 coup halted a power sharing deal between the military and civilians from the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) alliance, and saw to the arrests of number of ministers and top civilian officials.
Some other prominent civilian politicians and activists were freed on Monday and Friday. Several politicians remain in custody.
A call has been issued for more protests on Sunday. The protesters are calling for the military to exit politics and be held to account for the deaths of civilian protesters.