IRRC No. 272

Africa—Latin America—Asia—Middle East

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ICRC activities continued under the new government following President Omer Hassan el-Beshir's coup d'état on 30 June. Contact was immediately established with the new authorities who gave their permission to the ICRC to pursue its activities.Prisoners in government hands were visited by the ICRC on 23 August in Wau and the following day in Juba. The three and five prisoners seen respectively wrote Red Cross messages. The 105 government soldiers held by rebel forces and visited in June were seen again on 24 August.

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