A group of political prisoners have continued their indefinite hunger strike for the fourth consecutive day in Sudan.
Member of the defence committee for political detainees, Ahmed Al-Senussi, affirmed that the striking prisoners are determined to continue their hunger strike till their immediate release or trial.
Last Wednesday, the prisoners decided to declare an open hunger strike to protest their illegal detention without charge or trial for more than two years in total violation of the Sudanese laws.
The striking prisoners include the head of the National Congress Party, Anas Omar.
On Thursday, Ibrahim Ghandour, former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s party leader, has joined the hunger strike in protest against his re-arrest just hours after his release on November 1, where he spent more than two years without charge or trial.
Since 25 October, Sudan has been suffering a profound crisis, after the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, dissolved the Sovereign Council and declared a state of emergency.
Numerous ministers and governors were dismissed, and a number of party leaders and officials were arrested. Protests began immediately, in response to what many viewed as a “military coup”.
Following these events, the number of Sudanese people requiring humanitarian aid has increased, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has announced. Approximately 14.3 million people will require such aid in 2022, the highest number in a decade, the OCHA has said.