Sudanese authorities have freed one of two local U.N. employees who were arrested in the conflict-torn region of Darfur earlier this year, the spokesperson for the U.N. secretary-general said July 13.
Hawa Abdalla Mohamed, who works for the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, or UNAMID, was released in Khartoum on Tuesday (July 13), according to Martin Nesirky. A second UNAMID employee, Idriss Abdelrahman, however remains in custody, Nesirky said.
Abdelrahman was arrested in April and is currently in detention in the capital of South Darfur, Nyala. Nesirky said senior UNAMID officials continue to press Sudanese authorities for her release.
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