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Published On: Thu, Apr 11th, 2019

Sudan army detains President Bashir, declares state of emergency

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All political prisoners are “to be release from prison immediately”, Ibn Auf said.

Khartoum(ANN)-The Sudanese Army has detained long-term dictator President Omar Al-Bashir and declared a three month state of emergency in an effort to bring calm to the country, the minister of defence said in a statement.

After four months of protests which have seen thousands come out on to the streets calling for better living conditions and an end to Al-Bashir’s rule, the army has taken action and removed the former president from power, arresting him and a number of his officials today.

Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf said in a hotly anticipated press statement that the army was “sorry for the loss of life amongst civilians” during the protests calling for Al-Bashir’s removal; which government figure place at 32. Amnesty International, however, puts the number at 52.

The army will now form a caretaker government which will preside over the country for two years, Ibn Auf added. All government departments have now been dissolved however the courts will continue to operate as normal, he explained.

All political prisoners are “to be release from prison immediately”, Ibn Auf said.

While all bridges and airports will remain closed for the near future to ensure the country’s safety and so no one escapes capture.

Finally, Ibn Auf reassured all neighbouring states that the caretaker government aims to maintain relations with all its neighbours and continue the policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of others.

Source: Middaleeastmonitor.

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