Sudan’s PM, Abdalla Hamdok Regain Freedom

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was brought home late on Tuesday, his office said, after a day of intense international pressure following his removal in a military coup.

Hamdok was “under close surveillance” while other ministers and civilian leaders remained under arrest, his office added after the army dissolved Sudan’s institutions on Monday.

Earlier, ruling General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane had announced that the prime minister was staying at his home for security reasons.

The Sudanese military, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, seized power on Monday amid tensions linked to the transition to democracy

The coup comes just over two years into a delicate power-sharing arrangement between the military and civilians after the army’s ousting during enormous street protests in April 2019 of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

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Top General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had earlier vouched for Hamdok’s “good health”, while a military source who requested anonymity said Hamdok had been escorted home, with “security measures” erected “around the perimeter”.

According to a doctors’ group, angry citizens stood their ground on barricaded streets where tyres burned, chanting “No to military rule”, the day after four people were shot dead by security forces.

The attempted coup was also denounced by the international community.


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