Sudanese president orders launch of girls detained over protests

KHARTOUM, March 8 (Xinhua) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Friday ordered the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) to release of all women who were detained during the recent protests.

“I direct the NISS Chief to release all the detained women,” said al-Bashir during a meeting with local administration, political and youth leaders from eastern Sudan at the Guest House in Khartoum Friday.

Al-Bashir further reiterated that the government is working to find solutions for the economic conditions in the country.

“We are currently embarked on consultations to form a government combining competencies,” he noted.

On Feb. 22, al-Bashir declared the state of emergency all over Sudan for one year and dissolved the central and state governments in the wake of popular protests which the country has been witnessing since Dec. 19 last year over the deteriorating economic conditions and price hikes of basic commodities.