Khartoum — Sudanese authorities have released a senior opposition leader who had been detained since December in connection with demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s rule, his party said on Tuesday. Omar el-Digeir, the chief of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party, was arrested and jailed days following protests that erupted on December 19 after a government decision to triple the price of bread. The authorities launched a widespread crackdown to curb the protests as they mushroomed into nationwide demonstrations against Bashir, who swept to power in an Islamist-backed coup in 1989. “The chief of our party, Omar el-Digeir, has been released after two months in detention,” the Sudanese Congress Party said, without specifying when he was set free. “But 40 other party leaders are still in detention,” it said. On Tuesday, Digeir vowed to push on with protests against Bashir’s rule. “We assure our people that our party is fully committed to continue with the peaceful strug...

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