Sudan frees U.S. resident

The United States had demanded the release of Radwan Daoud who was re-arrested by security agents on Monday, the same day a judge found him not guilty of the most serious charges against him

Sudan frees U.S. resident

World Bulletin/News Desk

Sudan's security services have freed a resident of the United States who was re-arrested just after being released in one of the first trials of people detained in anti-government protests, his lawyer said on Friday.

The United States had demanded the release of Radwan Daoud who was re-arrested by security agents on Monday, the same day a judge found him not guilty of the most serious charges against him, which included forming a terrorist organisation.

Agents had initially arrested Daoud, whose origins are in the western Darfur region, last month in a house in Khartoum where authorities said they had found material calling for protests and regime change.

"He was freed last night," his lawyer Abdelmoneim Adel Mohamed told Reuters.

Daoud has legal permanent resident status in the United States.

Sudanese activists say more than 1,000 people have been detained for taking part in protests, though the number cannot be verified independently.

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