Sudan: Burhan and Hamdok negotiated a deal for civilian rule return and the release of jailed leaders.
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan of Sudan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok of Sudan have struck an agreement for his return and the release of civilian leaders arrested since the military coup last month, according to mediators.
“A political agreement has been reached between General Burhan, Abdalla Hamdok, political forces, and civil society organizations for Hamdok’s return to his position, as well as the release of political detainees,” said Fadlallah Burma, a senior Sudanese mediator who is also the acting head of Sudan’s Umma political party.
Burhan imposed a state of emergency on October 25, deposed the government, and imprisoned the civilian leadership.
The military coup threw a two-year transition to civilian rule into disarray, drew international condemnation and punitive measures, and sparked widespread protests.
A group of Sudanese mediators, including academics, journalists, and politicians, released a statement outlining the main points of the deal they have been working on since the crisis began.
It calls for Hamdok’s reinstatement as prime minister, the release of all detainees, and the restoration of the transitional period’s constitutional, legal, and political consensus.
According to the mediators, the accord was struck when political factions, ex-rebel organizations, and military officials reached an agreement.
“After the signature of the accord’s parameters and the accompanying political declaration,” the announcement continued, “the deal will be publicly publicized later today (Sunday).”
The military component of Sudan’s comprehensive national initiative has approved the restoration of deposed Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok as Prime Minister during the transitional phase.
The agreement includes the release of all political detainees, the completion of consultations with political forces, with the exception of the National Congress, and the continuation of the procedures for constitutional, legal, and political consensus that govern the transitional period, according to a statement from the initiative, a copy of which was received by Nation. Africa.
According to the initiative’s announcement, the agreement would be publicized later Sunday when the conditions and accompanying political declaration are approved by different political entities, parties, and armed formations that signed the Juba Peace Agreement.
Night protests took held in many neighborhoods and suburbs of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, in protest of the Sudanese army head, Abdel Fattah Al-prior Burhan’s choices and to demand the release of prisoners.
Sudanese police allegedly shot tear gas at demonstrators in the Sixtieth Roadway area (east of Khartoum) when they attempted to block part of the street, according to eyewitnesses. Sudanese police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Khartoum North to disperse them.
According to the decision, Khartoum’s designated governor, Ahmed Othman Hamza, has formed a committee to study the events that followed the protests last Saturday and Wednesday, as well as the reasons of fatalities and injuries that occurred as a result of the demonstrations.
According to national television, a Sudanese police spokeswoman reported that protestors destroyed a police station in Khartoum North.
Demonstrators requested Hamdok’s return to his responsibilities as well as the liberation of political inmates. Americans should remain at home, according to the US Embassy in Sudan.
Despite the organizers’ requests for peaceful protests, the embassy said in a statement that prior gatherings had resulted in violent clashes.
Anthony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, called for a stop to the violence against demonstrators in Sudan, as well as the release of all prisoners.
Senator Chris Coons of the United States said that the US should not let the coup in Sudan succeed.
Mr. Coons cautioned Sudan’s military leaders that if they would not let the civilian-led democratic transition proceed, they would face terrible repercussions. He has presented a bill to the US Senate that would impose penalties on Sudanese military commanders.
The European Union ambassadors in Khartoum have reiterated their support for the Sudanese people’s aspirations for democracy, freedom, peace, and justice, as well as human rights respect.
According to a press release issued after their meeting in Khartoum with former Sovereign Council member Mohamed Hassan Al-Taishi and ousted government Minister of Justice Nasr El-Din Abdel Bari, as well as the ousted Governor of Central Darfur, Adib Youssef, the envoys expressed their willingness to support dialogue in order to find a solution to the current crisis.
In addition to reinstalling Hamdok as Prime Minister, the group highlighted the significance of returning to a democratic path in conformity with the constitutional charter.
The African Union has condemned the deaths of at least ten people and the injuries of others during rallies in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan, asking for the restoration of constitutional order and the democratic process.
“The African Union condemns in the strongest terms the killing of at least ten people and the injury of several others during the demonstrations in Khartoum and other cities across Sudan on November 17 and the continuing violence against activists” opposition,” said Moussa Faki, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
Mr. Faki urged the “Sudanese authorities to restore constitutional order and democratic transition in accordance with the August 2019 Constitutional Declaration and the October 3, 2020, Juba Peace Agreement in Sudan.”
“We express our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families,” the African Union Commission chairman continued.
He emphasized the need for security personnel to refrain from using excessive force against citizens who are exercising their fundamental political rights.