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Sudan Frees Jailed Opposition Leader Al-Mahdi

Sudanese authorities released opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Sunday, Sudan's State Minister of Information Yasser Youssef told Reuters.   Al-Mahdi, who was arrested in mid-May, was accused of undermining the constitution, a charge that could have led to the death penalty, after he said the government had committed violence against civilians in the Darfur region.   Youssef said the release of al-Mahdi occurred within a “legal framework” but did not give further...

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