Sudan’s military chief reinstates prime minister ousted after last month’s coup

Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan appeared with Hamdok at a signing ceremony at the Presidential Palace, according to a live video broadcast on state television.

The agreement that Hamdok and Al-Burhan have agreed on also includes the release of political prisoners who were jailed after the October 25 coup, according to Mudawi Ibrahim, a prominent National Forces Initiative official who helped mediate. the negotiations.
Hamdok will again be the leader of the transitional government, which was only established after the ouster of the former strongman and president Omar al-Bashir in 2019. Hamdok and Al-Burhan also agreed on a power-sharing agreement between civilian and military leadership, but it will include an as yet unspecified restructuring, according to Ibrahim.
  • General Burhan wanted to restore the Council of Ministers, which was dissolved after the October 25 coup.
  • Political prisoners imprisoned after taking power (including government, politicians and protesters) would be released.
  • A unified army would be created.
  • A committee is to be set up to investigate protests following the October 25 coup.
  • Sudan’s constitution will be amended to include new articles specifically describing the partnership between civilians and the military in the transitional government.
Sudan's military chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan will hold a press conference in Khartoum on October 26, 2021.

Hamdok was released on Sunday from house arrest he had been put under after the coup, according to a source in the National Forces Initiative. An eyewitness said security forces around Hamdok’s residence had been withdrawn since last month, but his personal guard remains in place.

The agreement has met with opposition in Sudan. Politiet affyrede søndag tåregas mod en stor gruppe demonstranter nær præsidentpaladset i Khartoum, ifølge øjenvidner på jorden. The protests began in the center of Khartoum and then proceeded to the Presidential Palace in the city center.

In response to reports of the deal, the Darfur Lawyer’s Association said in a statement: “There is no negotiation again” and “the solution starts with holding Al-Burhan accountable for the crimes committed since October 25, 2021.”

“The association assures that any initiative or negotiation of a settlement between yesterday’s parties to bring Hamdok or others (like him) back to power, ‘will not bring any result’ when the demands and rights of the people of Sudan are not met.” the statement added.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok sits next to Sudan's supreme general, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, as he speaks at a ceremony that reinstated him in Khartoum, Sudan, on November 21, 2021.

The agreement was rejected by Sudan’s Forces of Freedom and Change coalition (FCC), which on Sunday said there was “no negotiation, no partnership or legitimacy for the coup plotters.”

They also said that the crimes of the regime – from dissolving the constitution to causing repression and violence against the people – must be brought to justice in order for justice to be done. The FCC outlined further allegations against the military in its statements, to which the military has not responded directly.

“We have nothing to do with any agreement with this brutal gang, and we are working with all peaceful means to bring this (gang) down, working with all the forces of the revolution, professional groups, resistance committees and all the honorable people,” the FCC said. the declaration.

The declaration ended by calling for a “new and glorious revolution” which will “tighten the loop on those behind the coup and lead to their downfall.”

Sudanese protesters gather against the military takeover in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Sudan Doctors Syndicate (SDS) also rejected news of the political agreement reached by the Sudanese military and Hamdok.

“News is circulating about an initiative being announced where a political settlement is being announced,” the SDS said in a statement.

The SDS added: “Whether true or not, we, the Sudan Doctors Legitimate Syndicate, declare:

#no_collection

#no_billing

#intet_partnerskab

The blood of the martyrs still waters the streets and is not dried out

#Revolution is a people’s revolution. “

Sudan fell into a crisis last month after the military disbanded the country’s power-sharing government and declared a state of emergency.
The movement sparked protests and condemnation of the military.

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