23:22 GMT14 August 2020
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    CAIRO (Sputnik) - Former Sudanese Parliamentary Speaker Ibrahim Omar was detained in capital Khartoum on Sunday without divulging reasons, media reported.

    According to the Erem News website, Omar participated in a protest last week against the transitional government, which violates his prohibition of taking part in political activity. The ban was imparted on him after the collapse of Omar al-Bashir’s government last year.

    Video circulated on social media shows Omar being escorted to a car among chants and jeers.

    Omar is the latest representative of the fallen regime to come into the crosshairs of the current hybrid military-civilian transitional government. A host of high-ranking Sudanese officials are currently under trial on various charges, from corruption to genocide.

    Al-Bashir’s government was toppled in April 2019 in a military coup d'etat following months of protests. The once untouchable ruler is now behind bars and facing an ever-growing list of charges.

    Khartoum, Parliament, Sudan
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