Press Statement

HUDO Centre No.: H.K/PS/60/021
28th October 2021
                                                                                                             PRESS STATEMENT

HUDO Centre strongly condemns the ongoing military coup in Sudan and all actions that may jeopardise Sudan’s political transition or any attempts by the military to undermine Sudan’s political transition process that threatens stability and development of Sudan towards democracy. It should be remembered that, after the ouster of former president Omar Al-Bashir, power-sharing agreement (Transition Constitutional Document – TCD) was signed and a transitional government was set up comprising both military and civilian leadership. This was to leadup to full democratic elections in 2023. On Monday 25th Oct 2021, Sudan’s military under the command of General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan staged a coup and dissolved authorities (civilian rule) leading the country’s transition to democracy, arrested political leaders including cabinet ministers, journalist and activist as well as suspended seven (7) articles in the Transition Constitutional Document and declared a state of emergency. Protesters took to the streets, many have been shot dead while others got injured due to gunfire and ongoing arbitrary arrest campaign. The coup came less than a month before General Burhan was supposed to handover the leadership of the Sovereign Council that runs the country to a civilian. HUDO Centre condemns the coup and calls for the immediate release of all people who are unlawfully arbitrarily detained and to stop the ongoing arrest campaign. We also call upon all Sudanese citizens, regional and international stakeholders involved in the transitional process to push for the restoration of civilian government, and account those responsible for the misconduct.

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