Agence France-PresseJanuary 29, 2014 09:17
Sudanese armed rebels must be given amnesty and political prisoners should be freed, a leading dissident expelled by Sudan's ruling party says.
Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani, a former adviser to President Omar al-Bashir, made the demand late Tuesday after Bashir appealed for a political and economic "renaissance" in a country ravaged by government-rebel clashes, poverty and political turmoil.
"The wars have to stop, and the armed groups must be given amnesty," Atabani told reporters.
"All the political detainees, political prisoners, have to be freed."