Sudan arrests 4 opposition politicians: party

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses top officials from his ruling National Congress Party during a meeting on August 21, 2015 in KhartoumSudanese security agents have arrested four opposition politicians in Khartoum for giving a speech criticising the government, their party chief said Saturday, as President Omar al-Bashir presses for a national dialogue. Members of the Reform Now Party, founded by a former Bashir adviser, they were detained late Thursday along with three people who had been listening to their speech. The party members, “who were carrying out this symbolic act to draw attention to the reality of the crisis, were arrested as they gave a speech to people in a public place,” Reform Now head Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani told a press conference.

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