Sudanese authorities release Al Jazeera's Khartoum bureau chief

Sudanese authorities release Al Jazeera's Khartoum bureau chief
The director of Al Jazeera's office in the Sudanese capital was freed after being detained on Sunday
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16 November, 2021
It remains unclear why the Al Jazeera journalist was detained [Getty-file photo]

Sudanese authorities released Al Jazeera TV’s Khartoum bureau chief, Al-Musalami Al-Kabbashi, on Tuesday morning, the network has announced.

The Qatar-based broadcaster tweeted that Al-Kabbashi was freed in the early hours of Tuesday morning following his arrest on Sunday.

Al Jazeera said Monday that authorities had detained Al-Kabbashi despite the public prosecution ordering his release.

The broadcaster said it held the Sudanese military authority "responsible for the safety of all its employees".

It was not made clear why Al-Kabbashi, a Sudanese national, was taken from his home and detained but he is among hundreds of people arrested since a military coup on 25 October.

The army's power grab has derailed a transition to full civilian rule, sparked international condemnation, and provoked regular protests.

Al Jazeera has given prominent coverage to the recent demonstrations against the coup but has also aired a detailed interview with Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.