Al-Burhan: Democratic transition will prevail
The head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan affirms that the political agreement with Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is the safe way out for transitioning to a civilian authority.
Sudan's Army Chief Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan said on Wednesday that there is no turning back from the measures that have been taken and the democratic transition will be complete.
Al-Burhan revealed that the Sudanese Armed Forces will remain loyal to the citizens of Sudan in an aim to reach democratic elections. He added that the political agreement with Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok is the "safe way out" to transition to a full civilian-led government.
Al-Burhan articulated that work was being done to construct a charter that includes all political parties, with the exception of the dissolved National Congress Party.
Dozens injured in anti-coup rallies
Yesterday, Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who rallied near the presidential palace in Khartoum in rejection of the military coup.
On its part, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors stated that 62 protesters were injured during demonstrations.
The security forces hit 6 protesters in the head with tear gas canisters, the Committee reported.
Furthermore, the Sudanese Professionals Association called for a peaceful million-strong protest on December 19, 25, and 30, against the appointment of the military council following the coup in Sudan.
Hundreds of Sudanese are demonstrating in the capital and surrounding neighborhoods to denounce the agreement signed by army chief General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok last month.
The agreement stipulated that Hamdok would be reinstated to his earlier position, and all political prisoners imprisoned since the October coup would be released.