Military coup in Sudan: Soldiers arrest prime minister, four ministers

Source : 112 Ukraine

The military blocked all entrances to the capital and blocked bridges, mobile communications and the internet in the city are completely disabled
12:16, 25 October 2021

The military arrested Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and four other ministers from his government in Sudan in the morning on Monday, October 25, as Al Hadath TV reported.

First, Sudanese Industry Minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh announced on Facebook the storming of his home. Later it became known about the siege of the house of Hamdok. The head of the government was placed under house arrest. At the same time, sources from the family of the Prime Minister's media advisor Faisal Saleh confirmed that security forces had stormed and arrested his home.

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Moreover, the heads of the ministries of communications and finance, the governor of Khartoum, as well as one of the representatives of the country's ruling Sovereign Council were detained.

Military operations were observed in the capital Khartoum from night until today, and additional security forces arrived in the morning.

The army blocked all entrances to the capital and blocked bridges. Mobile communications and the internet are completely disabled in the city.

The Association of Sudanese Professionals has called on residents of all cities to take to the streets, defend the revolution and nullify any coup or attempted coup.

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In a statement, the trade union pointed out that "the news of military action aimed at seizing power means a return to authoritarian rule and undermining what the people gained from their struggles and sacrifices during the December revolution."

Recall that in September, a group of military men in Sudan tried to take control of government facilities and carry out a coup.

The political situation in Sudan escalated in April 2019, when a military coup took place in the country. As a result of the coup, the president of the country, Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan for 30 years - from 1989 to 2019, was overthrown.

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He lost his post as a result of months of massive popular protests. The UN believes that the victims of the conflict between rebels and government forces in Darfur from 2003 to 2006 became 300,000 people. Another 2.5 million were forced to flee the country.

Following the ouster of al-Bashir on April 11, 2019, Sudan is ruled by a transitional civil-military administration: the ruling Military Council and the civilian opposition signed a power-sharing agreement.


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