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US News Sudan: Arrest of Putsch opponents, strong pressures abroad

18:55  27 october  2021
18:55  27 october  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

in Sudan, second night of sit-in for pro-army

 in Sudan, second night of sit-in for pro-army © AFP d es hundred protesters begin Sunday their second night of sit-in to demand a government of military, aggravating more what Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok described as the "worst crisis" of the Sudan Post-Bashir. for the supporters of a civilian government, spearhead of the popular revolt that ended in 2019 at 30 years of dictatorship of General Omar El-Béchir , this sit-in is a "coup d'état" in Becoming in a country that has already experienced several.

  Soudan: arrestation d'opposants au putsch, fortes pressions à l'étranger © Sudanese security forces have multiplied Wednesday the arrests of militants and protesters and quarry Khartoum to attempt to finish with the Opposition to the coup of General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhane. Abroad, the African Union and the World Bank raised pressure on the army: the first suspended the Sudan

of its institutions and the second ceased its help, however vital for this poor land dive in the economic marasm and undermined by conflict. However, the army tried to give wages by allowing the return on Tuesday at home in Khartoum from the spilled Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, detained after the putsch Monday with most civilians who composed the power of transition. Even if it remains "under close supervision" according to his office.

in Sudan, Pro-Military and Pro-Civilians are competing for

 in Sudan, Pro-Military and Pro-Civilians are competing for © Ashraf Shazly Manifestation in Khartoum for a civilian power, 21 October 2021 Thousands of supporters of a civilian power in Sudan parade Thursday to Khartoum, In a Demonstration of Force against a sit-in which has been calling for six days "a military government" to take the country out, one of the poorest in the world, of the marasm.

A sign of openness in appearance only because at the same time, the museum of the opposition has reinforced. One of the leaders of the greatest party in Sudan, the Umma, was arrested as well as other activists and demonstrators who blocked the main avenues of Khartoum. To prevent demonstrators from gathering, the security forces "removed all the barricades" of branches, stones or burned tires in the city center, indicated to the

AFP

Hadi Bachir. "And they stop all those who are in their surroundings."

In the night, they shot tearful grenades on the protesters, after four protesters were killed and more than 80 wounded Monday by troops according to doctors.

Manifestation of the "million"

Challenge at the screw turn, activists called on social networks to a "manifestation of one million people" Saturday to claim the full transfer of power to civilians. To try to explain his stroke, General Burhane has pretended on Tuesday the risk of "civil war" born of another demonstration against the army a week ago.

"Coup d'état" in Sudan. The Prime Minister and most of his ministers arrested

 © Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok was placed in residence supervised by a military group. The tensions of these last days born from the breakage between the military and the civilian power resulted, Monday, October 25, on the arrest of several ministers and the placement, by a group of unidentified soldiers, Prime Minister Sudanese Abdallah Hamdok in supervised residence.

obviously not convinced, Western ambassadors have repeated that for them "Mr. Hamdok is always the Prime Minister and his government constitutional power", and have asked to meet him in person.

Mr. Hamdok, who was the civilian face of post-dictatorship transition in Sudan, only spoke on the phone with the leader of American diplomacy Antony Blinken Tuesday.

While Sudan had just returned to their place in the concert of nations after the goal of General

Omar El-Bésir

in 2019, he may be isolated again.

and the international community chose to hit the leaflet.

The United States , which had remained only at the end of 2020 the Sudan of their list of countries supporting "terrorism", suspended the part of its help. And the European Union threatened to follow.

Moscow On the other hand considers alone that the coup d'etat was "the logical result of a failed policy", while the UN Security Council could not agree on a joint statement on the putsch.

Sudan: The Prime Minister returned to his home, under surveillance

 Sudan: The Prime Minister returned to his home, under surveillance Sudan-Politics-Hamdok: Sudan: The Prime Minister returned to his home, under surveillance © Reuters / Hannibal Hanschke Sudan: the Prime Minister returned to His home, under surveillance Khartoum (Reuters) - The Prime Minister of the Sudanese Civil Government, Abdallah Hamdok, is now at home, said Tuesday to Reuters a source in his services and a safe source, without giving more details.

"Big error"

Sudanese demonstrators say they will not leave the street before the reinstatement of a civilian power, while since independence 65 years ago the country has always lived under the ferrule of the army. at the end of 2018 and 2019 already, they argue, they had camped for months until forcing the army to dismiss President Omar El-Bashir. More than 250 people perished in repression of the revolt.

Two years later, "the protest movement has learned from its mistakes and is now more sophisticated," says the International Crisis Group (ICG). "Trying to finish with the protests by force would be a big mistake of the military".

Because, promotes the Research Center, the Proposed Activists now have "a network of local committees across the country that can organize efficiently, even without the Internet."

The proof? Events are also taking place in other cities in the country, sporadic and also regularly dispersed by the security forces, according to witnesses.

It is, however, in Khartoum, and by far that the situation is the most tense.

The airport, in the city center and thus encircled by protesters and law enforcement, must reopen officially in the afternoon but no company has so far been risky to announce the resumption of its flights to Or since the Sudanese capital where the Internet is always cut off.

27/10/2021 14:58:03 - Khartoum (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

Sudan: no negotiations with the military after the coup, says a minister .
© AFP / File D setting out a coup "grotesque," Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi has told the AFP Saturday that neither she nor the prime minister overthrown Abdullah Hamdok not negotiate with the soldiers who put "an entire people under arrest." Monday before dawn, soldiers stopped the government leader at his home in Khartoum while the general and army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, announced dissolve all institutions.

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