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Sudan releases Al Jazeera journalist

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Al Jazeera's Khartoum bureau chief has been released two days after his capture in Sudan. El Musalmi El Kabbashi was detained during a house raid at midnight.

He was released on Tuesday, November 15, local time. However, the country's military has not yet commented on why he was detained.

Al Jazeera authorities condemned the arrest of Kabbashi. The Qatar-based media also reported that the Sudanese military was responsible for providing security to all their correspondents.

Security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the country on Saturday, November 13, killing at least five people. Many more were injured.

On October 25, General Fattah al-Burhan seized power by capturing the country's top political leaders. He placed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest and arrested several ministers, as well as declared a state of emergency across the country.

Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets in protest of the military coup. At least 14 people were killed and more than 300 were injured in the violence, according to the Sudan Independent Medical Association.

Sudan's apolitical situation has led to a storm of condemnation in the international arena against the country's military. Various countries and organizations, including the European Union and the United States, are vocal in re-establishing democracy in Sudan.

Omar al-Bashir has been president of Sudan for three decades. In 2019, the country's army overthrew the government of Omar al-Bashir. After that, the military and the civilian government were running the country by sharing power.

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