Prominent family calls for release of opposition figure in Sudan



In Sudan, the family of a detained opposition politician held a vigil Sunday in Khartoum to press for her release.

Mariam AlMahdi was arrested two weeks ago at Khartoum airport as she stepped off a plane from Paris.

AlMahdi, a leader of the Umma Party, had traveled to France to meet with the Sudan Revolutionary Front, an alliance of rebel groups from Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

RFI’s Michel Arseneault @miko75011 reached Mariam’s sister, Zeinab, in Khartoum

24 August 2014