Cairo SudanThe prime minister stated that he has resigned because the military coup has disrupted the country’s fragile transition and politically stalled.
This is a major news update. The earlier story of the Associated Press is as follows.
A medical organization said that Sudanese security forces violently dispersed the democratic protesters on Sunday, killing at least two people. These demonstrations are the most recent protest against a military coup that disrupted the country’s fragile transition to democracy.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Khartoum and other cities across the country, condemning the October takeover and the subsequent agreement to restore the position of prime minister but put the pro-democracy movement aside.
This Sudan A part of the Doctor’s Committee of the Democratic Movement stated that one of the deceased his Went when participating in a protest march in Khartoum.The second one was shot his It added that there is a box in the twin city of Omdurman in Khartoum.
The organization said dozens of protesters were injured.
Activist Nazim Silrag said that security forces used tear gas and sound grenades to disperse the protesters and chase them in the small streets of the capital.
Protests have also occurred in other cities, including Port Sudan and Nyala in Darfur.
Despite strengthening security measures and blocking bridges and roads in Khartoum and Omdurman, protests still occurred. According to the advocacy group NetBlocs, the Internet connection was also disrupted before the protests. Since the October 25 coup, the authorities have repeatedly used such tactics.
According to medical organizations, the death toll on Sunday brought the death toll of protesters to at least 56 since the coup. Hundreds of people were also injured.
According to the United Nations, allegations of sexual violence surfaced last month, including the rape and gang rape of female protesters by security forces.
The ruling sovereign committee vowed to investigate violence against protesters.
On Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Brinken urged security forces to “immediately stop the use of lethal force against protesters” and hold those responsible for the violence.
He also called on Sudanese leaders to speed up their efforts to form a “credible cabinet”, interim parliament and judicial election institutions to prepare for the country’s planned 2023 elections.
Brinken said that in accordance with the plan before the coup, the rotating leadership of the Sovereignty Committee, now chaired by General Abdul-Fattah Burhan, should be transferred to civilian personnel.
He added: “We do not want to go back in time and are ready to respond to those who are trying to prevent the Sudanese people from establishing a civilian-led democratic government.”
After a popular uprising forced the military to overthrow the long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir and his Islamic government in April 2019, the military takeover in October overturned the fragile transition plan to democratic rule.
Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, A former UN official regarded as a civilian face SudanThe Transitional Government reinstated an agreement under international pressure in November that required the establishment of an independent technocratic cabinet under military supervision he.
However, the agreement was rejected by the pro-democracy movement, which insisted on transferring power to a fully civilian government responsible for leading the transition.
Hamdock defended the November 21 agreement with the military, saying it was to maintain success his The government’s efforts in the past two years have “protected our country from slipping into a new state of international isolation.”
Prime Minister has not announced his The Cabinet is negotiating with politics and protest movements to find a way out of the political deadlock.
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