Sudanese authorities arrest two brothers of Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses parliament in the capital Khartoum on April 1, 2019 in his first such speech since he imposed a state of emergency across the country on February 22. - Bashir acknowledged that the demands of protesters demonstrating against his government were "legitimate' but were expressed unlawfully causing several deaths. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) (Photo credit should read ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdalla/File Photo

A spokesman for Sudan’s Transitional Military Council said that two brothers of Omar al-Bashir were arrested as part of a continuing campaign of arrests against symbols of the previous administration.

Lieutenant General Shamseddine Kabbashi, however, did not give details of where Abdallah and Abbas al-Bashir were being detained.

The council’s announcement comes a day after al-Bashir was transferred from the presidential palace to Kobar Maximum Security Prison in Khartoum.

Despite news of the arrests, protesters continued to march in Khartoum demanding for a quick handover of power to civilian leadership.

The African Union gave the council a 15-day ultimatum to transfer power to a civilian-led authority or face suspension.