Sudan’s coup leader dismisses six Sudanese ambassadors from their posts, including the representative to the EU

The President of the Sovereign Council and head of the Sudan’s coup, Abdelfatá al Burhan, replaced six Sudanese ambassadors after the coup on Monday.

Al Burhan has fired the diplomats of the African country in the USA, Qatar, China and France as well as the ambassador of the European Union and the head of the Sudanese mission in Geneva, as state television and local media collect.

Sudan’s coup leader dismisses six Sudanese ambassadors from their posts, including the representative to the EU
Sudan’s coup leader dismisses six Sudanese ambassadors from their posts, including the representative to the EU

This decision continues to mark Sudan’s position vis-à-vis the international community and comes on a day when the African Union announced its decision to suspend the country after the coup, while also expressing its “total rejection” of the “unconstitutional change of government”. .

Likewise, the office of Spokesman for the Sudanese Government has paid tribute to the “firm positions” of the Sudanese ambassadors abroad by “rejecting the coup” and “supporting the revolution of their people”.

The organization thanked the embassies of Spain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States and the EU Mission in Khartoum for their position on behalf of Hamdok.

“This reflects everyone’s awareness of the seriousness of the coup and its direct negative impact on the stability and security of the region,” the office said.

Al Burhan defended the coup on Tuesday, denouncing that after weeks of tension and allegations between civilians and military, the political forces wanted to “monopolize” the transition before promising the army would “not interfere in the formation of the new” executive branch .

In this context, the directors-general and ministries of the provincial government of the capital Khartoum condemned the military coup, rejected “the rule of apostasy” and recalled that the Sudanese were “the civilian government and the democratic transition” of which Abdullah Hamdok was prime minister.

“May everyone be assured that (…) the state government will advocate the provision and release of strategic goods, flour, gas and the continuity of hospital emergencies, along with the ratification of the political strike, civil disobedience and the Right to peace expression of all citizens, “said the government of Khartoum in a statement on Facebook.

Through the same medium, the office of the spokesman for the Sudanese government denounced that the “repeated attempts by the coup plotters” to “enjoy full freedom” in Hamdok were nothing more than “deceptions and accusations to gain time”. .

This organization laments that since the coup plotters “the worst violations against the Sudanese rebels continue to be committed”, which they describe as “war crimes and crimes against humanity”.

The ministry has listed some of these acts, such as cutting off the internet, shooting peaceful protesters, evicting students from their homes, breaking in and entering.

Torture of detained citizens was also reported, which army sources denied outside the Sky News Arabia chain branch on the grounds that none of the detainees needed hospital treatment.

“We welcome the resistance of the popular masses in all cities and towns in Sudan who participated in a general civil disobedience to the coup. We also applaud the parades of the Sudanese who have organized in many countries around the world to support the struggle of his people to return the coup and restore the civil path that favors democracy, “said Hamdok’s office.

The social and professional groups defending the transitional government have, for their part, entrusted their continuous work for the “establishment of a full and democratic state authority” and have indicated that they will use “all peaceful revolutionary means” to this end. .

At that time, they called on members of the country’s armed forces, police and security services to “ally themselves with the Sudanese people against the coup plotters”.

Sudan was the scene of an attempted coup in mid-September, according to the transitional authorities, which led a group of officers of the armed forces allegedly linked to Al Bashir.

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 initiated a series of social and economic reforms and reached a peace agreement with key rebel groups in Darfur and other areas of the country.

However, the September attempt sparked an exchange of criticism and accusations between civilian and military elements that exacerbated the political crisis, including Al Burhan’s motions to disband the government, which led to demonstrations for the transitional authorities in the days leading up to the coup and the army.

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