The Sudanese security forces arrested 2 protest leaders – Mohamed Esmat and Ismail Jalab. The two were arrested immediately after the talks facilitated by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Abiy Ahmed met the opposition leaders on Friday and immediately afterward, Esmat was arrested. Jalab was arrested on Saturday morning.
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Jalab’s aide told AFP:
A group of armed men came in vehicles at 3am (1:00 GMT) and took away Ismail Jalab … without giving any reason. We don’t know where they are being held.
Jalaba leads the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). RThe party’s spokesperson was also arrested. Earlier in the week, SPLM-N deputy leader Yasir Arman, was also taken from his home. More than 100 protestors were reportedly killed by security forces this week. Sudan this week was suspended from the African Union over its crackdown on protestors.