Khartoum — A senior Sudanese rebel leader who returned to Khartoum to take part in talks with the military was detained Wednesday, a spokesperson for his movement said, following an army crackdown on protests.

Yasir Arman, deputy chief of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), was seized from the house where he was staying in Khartoum, by armed men who arrived in pick-up trucks and surrounded the building, the spokesperson said.

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