US resident in Sudan rearrested after freed by court

Sudanese state security agents arrested a U.S. resident on Monday, just after a court freed him and dropped charges of forming a terrorist organisation in one the first trials of people arrested in anti-government protests, his lawyer said.


Sudan avoided the Arab Spring uprisings that unseated rulers in neighbouring Libya and Egypt last year, but austerity measures taken to cope with an economic crisis led to small demonstrations calling for the government to resign.  (Reuters)