Sudan.. Hemedti: Hamdok was bound by the positions of freedom and change, and the reform of the army continues

Deputy Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Mohamed Hamdan Hemedti, said that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was restricted to the positions of freedom and change despite his agreement with the military component, while the European Union envoy to the Horn of Africa, Annette Weber, saw that the Sudanese had lost confidence in the leadership as a result of recent events.

In an interview with Al Jazeera English, Hemedti said that Hamdok was not free to run the executive body, but rather restricted positions of freedom and change, although he agreed with the military component on the need to bring about change.

Hemedti added to Al Jazeera that he is part of the Sudanese army, and that the reform of the armed forces is continuing, noting that his concern now is the real transformation to reach free and fair elections.

On the other hand, the European Union envoy to the Horn of Africa, Annette Weber, said in an interview with Al Jazeera that the Sudanese have lost confidence in the leadership in the last stage due to the events that affected the political transition.

Weber made it clear that the transitional phase must include the two parties, and that the European Union will not accept unilateralism at this stage.

The European Union envoy also told Al Jazeera that the transition process must prove to the Sudanese people that it is effective and capable of changing their lives for the better.

Demonstrations against the political agreement

Witnessed yesterday Thursday demonstrations in Various areas of Khartoum, Omdurman, Al-Obeid and Nyala, in protest againstFor the political agreement that Hamdok signed with the army commander, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan Last Sunday, while the police responded by firing tear gas resulting in injuries.

The demonstrations took place under the slogan “Millions of November 25”, and the participants chanted slogans calling for civilian rule and “bringing down the military,” and “the people want to overthrow the regime.”

Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok called for securing the demonstrations, and for the initiation of the release of detainees during the previous demonstrations.

While international human rights organizations and the international community have condemned in recent weeks the repression of demonstrators, the United Nations envoy to Sudan, Folk Perthes, called for avoiding “bloodshed and arbitrary arrests” during Thursday’s demonstrations.

Al-Burhan had responded to the demands of the international community to return Hamdok to the prime ministership, and pledged to release the politicians who were arrested after his coup against his civilian partners in the institutions of the transitional authority, which is supposed to lead the country towards civilian rule through general elections in 2023.

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