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Sudan: Military council arrests former government members

Sudan: Military council arrests former government members

Sudan’s long-time leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted and arrest after months of protests on Thursday. Since then, the military council arrests the former cabinet members, BBC reported.

On Sunday the organisation which spearheaded the protests against ex-president Bashir, the Sudanese Professionals Association, called on the military council “to immediately transfer power to a civilian government”. Since Thursday, the day of the coup d’etat, the military council met with political parties and urged them to agree on an “independent figure” to be the country’s prime minister. The protesters have insisted civilian representatives must join the military council.

On Sunday, spokesman Maj Gen Shams Ad-din Shanto said the military council was “ready to implement” whatever civilian government the opposition parties agreed. During the press conference, he added the military council won’t appoint a prime minister. “They’ll choose one,” he said, referring to opposition and protest groups.

Ad-din Shanto emphasized the army would not remove protesters from their sit-in y force but called on protesters “to let normal life resume” and stop unauthorised roadblocks. “Taking up arms will not be tolerated,” he added, meaning it is time for Sudan to bring back the stability.

Meanwhile, Khartoum made its first diplomatic move: “The military council has decided to sack Sudan’s ambassador to Washington, Mohamed Ata,” the council’s spokesman, Lieutenant General Shamselddine Kabbashi, told reporters on Sunday.