SUDAN: 28 REBEL FIGHTERS STILL DETAINED DESPITE 2017 PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY
October 15, 2018:
States Council representative Abdelrahman Banat announced on 10 October 2018 that there are seven prisoners of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and 21 prisoners from the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) at El Huda prison in Sudan's second city of Omdurman, who have not yet been released despite the presidential amnesty of March 2017. (Sources: allafrica.com, 11/10/2018)
He attributed the non-release of the prisoners to a residual complaint filed against them by an army officer because of a battle between the movements and the army in May 2010.
A total of 258 rebel fighters who were captured during various battles with government forces were released from the infamous Kober prison in Khartoum Bahri on March 9 last year, following a presidential amnesty.