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/ 31 December 2007

Sudan pardons opponents accused of plot ‘to sabotage’

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday pardoned 30 opposition members accused of plotting against the state and ordered their immediate release. ”I have decided to pardon the accused of their attempt at sabotage and I have ordered their immediate release,” Bashir told a large crowd gathered in Khartoum to mark the country’s 52nd anniversary of independence.