A group of military has arrested an indeterminate number of ministers and civil members of the sovereign council, maximum body of power of the transition process in Sudan, and all are at the unknown whereabouts.
Among them is the Prime Minister, Abdalá Hamdok, arrested, next to his wife, for refusing to issue a statement in support of the coup. "After the rejection of him to support the coup, an army unit arrested the prime minister and has taken him to an unknown place," said the Ministry of Information in a comment.
Hours after arrests, General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan, at the head of the aforementioned sovereign advice announced that it dissolved the transition authorities and decreed the state of emergency.
The General declared that it would form a "government with competent persons", in charge of creating several state institutions as a Supreme Court, and insisted that Sudan would respect international agreements that the country had signed.
After the detention of the Prime Minister, military forces deployed in Khartoum have opened fire against the protesters who have come to the streets in protest by the coup, according to the Ministry of Information. "Bullets were shot against the demonstrators against the General Commandance of the Army," said the ministry in a brief statement and affirmed that "tens of thousands of Sudanese responded to the call of Prime Minister Abdalá Hamdok and went to the streets in defense of the Revolution and In rejection of the military coup. "
The Central Committee of Physicians, who since the popular revolts of 2019 against Bashir attends the protesters and countens the victims, said that so far they have registered twelve injured in the protests, without offering more details.
The Sudanese Government has responsible for the military of the possible consequences of the coup and confirmed that both Hamdock and his wife, who were kidnapped at the early morning in the family residence, continue to be unknown. "The military leaders of the Sudanese State have the full responsibility for the life and safety of the Prime Minister, Abdalá Hamdok, and the family of him," the prime minister's office said in a statement.
These arrests of ministers coincide with the visit to the country of the United States Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, who met during the past weekend with the main civil and military authorities of Sudan. US affirmed to be "deeply concerned" by the advertisements of detention of civil leaders. They go "against the constitutional declaration (which governs the transition in the country) and the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people," Feltman booted.
After the tire, the Sudanese Prime Minister had assured that it was necessary to "reform the military and security bodies" and accused "remnants of the scheme" of Bashir of Orquestar La Asonada. This caused the discomfort of military leaders and tension has been growing since last month with several manifestations in favor and against the executive.Updated Date: 25 October 2021, 07:41