Khartoum — Security forces detained the daughter of Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Wednesday, her family said, as antigovernment protests spread to the capital’s main university. Two security vehicles arrived at Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi’s home in Khartoum in the morning and took her away, her sister Rabah said, a day after Sudan’s security chief ordered the release of dozens of detained protesters. There was no immediate comment from the government. Mariam is deputy head of the opposition Umma Party headed by her father, who is Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister and was overthrown by President Omar al-Bashir in a coup in 1989. She has supported a wave of protests that have shaken cities across Sudan since December 19. Demonstrators, frustrated with bread and fuel shortages and other economic hardships, have called for the end of Bashir’s three-decade rule. Rights groups say at least 45 people have been killed. The government puts the death count at 30. Abo...

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