The putschists release four of the ministers of the transitional government who were deposed after the coup, led by the president of the disbanded Sovereign Transitional Council of Sudan, Abdelfatá al Burhan.
The ministers would be Hisham Hasab al Rasul, Ali Gedo, Hamza Balloul and Yusef Adam, as the Sudanese state television indicates and “Al Sudani” collects.
Al Burhan led a coup on Monday, October 25th, after weeks of tensions between civilian and military elements of the transitional authorities established in 2019, which was internationally condemned and sparked massive demonstrations in the African country that were violently suppressed … and left several dead.
The coup leader said Friday that the deposed Prime Minister Abdalá Hamdok, who is under house arrest in his home after being arrested for not supporting the coup, is “the first candidate” for the new executive announced this week could be. However, his government continues to claim to be the legitimate authority and has refused any contact with the military.
According to the transitional authorities, Sudan was the scene of an attempted coup in mid-September by a group of officers of the armed forces who are allegedly connected to former President Omar Hasan al Bashir, which took place in 2019 after months of massive demonstrations against him.
The transitional authorities were established following an agreement between the previous military junta that emerged after the 2019 coup and various civil organizations and political opposition formations. This government has launched a series of social and economic reforms and has reached a peace agreement with key rebel groups in Darfur and other areas of the country.