23-05-2022 07:15 AM Jerusalem Timing

More Sudan Opposition Figures Arrested

More Sudan Opposition Figures Arrested

Sudanese security agents arrested three opposition figures late Wednesday, despite efforts to persuade them to join national dialogue talks that started last month.

Sudan armySudanese security agents arrested three opposition figures late Wednesday, despite efforts to persuade them to join national dialogue talks that started last month, the alliance they are all part of said.

"This evening, the security apparatus arrested the head of the political committee, Siddig Yousif, chief of the legal committee, Yahya Hussein and Al-Azhari Ali," the National Consensus Forces said in a statement.

Security agents arrested the three at their homes and took them to an unknown location, the statement from the opposition alliance said.

President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court over alleged war crimes in the western Darfur region, has been urging political opponents to join a national dialogue he launched in October.

The talks are aimed at ending the conflicts on Sudan's border regions and righting its ailing economy.

The latest round of peace talks between the government and opposition groups ended on Wednesday without result.