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A Sudanese opposition leader, who returned to the country after years in exile, was arrested.

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A Sudanese opposition leader, who returned to the country after years in exile, was arrested in Khartoum this afternoon, a senior opposition official said.

Yasir Arman, the deputy leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North under the leadership of Malik Agar (SPLM-N Agar), returned to Khartoum weeks after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power in April.

Mubarak Ardol, the spokesman of the opposition faction, told Radio Tamazuj that Mr Arman was arrested by National Security and Intelligence Services in Khartoum.

“Comrade Yasir has been arrested by national security officers. He is now under arrest,” Ardol said.

The reason for Mr Arman’s arrest remains unclear.

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