Parliament in Sudan cuts state of emergency by half

The state of emergency took effect on February 22
A Sudanese parliament member speaks during a National Assembly emergency session discussing a state of emergency declared by the president following anti-government protests, on March 11, 2019. – Lawmakers approved a nation-wide state of emergency in Sudan for six months starting from February 22 instead of one year as originally decreed by President Omar al-Bashir to quell protests against his rule. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

Sudan’s parliament on Monday approved a nationwide state of emergency of six months instead of one year as ordered by President Omar al-Bashir to quell protests against his rule.

“A six-month state of emergency has been approved by a majority,” the speaker of parliament Ibrahim Ahmed Omer said after lawmakers voted on the proposal, according to an AFP correspondent.

The state of emergency took effect from February 22.


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