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Sudan detains opposition leader Sadiq Youssef
Sudan's security forces have detained one of the country's leading opposition figures along with two other members of the country's main opposition coalition.
A spokesman for the coalition said that Sadiq Youssef, 85, leader of the National Consensus Forces, which opposes Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, was arrested at his home on Wednesday.
Two other members of the opposition coalition were also detained.
"This afternoon, elements from the security services arrested three leaders from the opposition coalition, among them Sadiq Youssef," the spokesman said.
"We are very worried about his health because he suffers from several diseases."
The spokesman said that Youssef's whereabouts were unknown and no immediate reason was given for his arrest.
Bashir, 72, who took power in a 1989 coup, is accused of masterminding genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes during Sudan's Darfur conflict.
He is wanted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court, which issued a warrant for his arrest in 2009, but he denied any wrongdoing.
Source - NAN
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