The latest developments came as the prosecutor general's office said ousted president Omar al-Bashir had been charged over the killings of protesters during anti-regime demonstrations that led to the end of his rule last month.
Thousands of people prayed outside the defence ministry in Khartoum, the site of a massive anti-government sit-in which has continued unabated even after the military removed President Omar al Bashir from power two weeks ago.
A senior party official says those arrested include the acting head of the National Congress Party, ousted President Omar al Bashir's former first deputy and former aide.
Huge crowds of protesters massed again outside Sudan's army headquarters one week after the military ousted veteran leader Omar al Bashir.
Sudan's President Omar al Bashir announced the decision of releasing the women during a meeting with a group of people from eastern Sudan at his residence in Khartoum.
President Omar Al Bashir has been in power since he led a military coup 29 years ago. Security forces on Sunday used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, arresting protesting faculty members as well as journalists covering the protest.
Omar al Bashir named Motazz Moussa as the country's prime minister. He replaces Bakri Hassan Saleh, who was appointed in 2017 as the country's first prime minister since Bashir came to power in 1989.
South African government says to appeal Sudan President Bashir ruling at highest court
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