Troika warns Sudan about arrests of protesters


By FRED OLUOCH
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Sudan, which had been warming up to the West, could be sidelined again after a violent crackdown on protesters that has left at least 22 people dead.

The Troika — the US, UK and Norway — has warned that if Sudan does not release political detainees and rights activists arrested during the protests, it would impact their future relations with Khartoum.

“We are appalled by reports of deaths and serious injury to those exercising their legitimate right to protest. The government of Sudan’s actions and decisions over the coming weeks will have an impact on the engagement of our governments and others in the coming months and years,” said the statement, which was also signed by Canada.

Official figures given by the Interior Ministry indicate that 816 people have…

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