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Sudan opposition leader arrested

01-18-2011 18:53 BJT

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Sudanese security forces arrested opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi Monday, a day after his party called for a "popular revolution" if the government did not reverse rising prices.

Witnesses say security forces blocked the road Turabi lives on and five police cars full of heavily armed forces escorted him away. Sudan's opposition threatened Sunday to take to the streets if the government did not remove its finance minister and dissolve parliament over the decision to raise prices on a range of goods. The price increases sparked student protests in the country's northern agricultural heartland. Islamist leader Turabi has been in and out of jail since his split from Bashir's ruling party ten years ago.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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