Hamdok and Al-Burhan Sign a Political Agreement in Khartoum
Sudan's state TV announces a political agreement between Abdullah Hamdok and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to release all political prisoners and work on building a unified army.
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, arrived on Sunday at the presidential palace, in his first appearance only a few hours after his house arrest was lifted following a "political agreement" with Sudan's army chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
The agreement stipulated that Hamdok would be reinstated to his earlier position, and all political prisoners imprisoned since the October coup would be released.
Sudan state TV added that the political agreement also states that they would work on creating a unified army, signing the deal today in Khartoum. The Sovereignty Council will oversee this transitional period, and the Juba Agreement for Peace would be implemented.
Hamdok commented on the agreement, stating that it will stop the bloodshed of the youth of Sudan.
Sudan's Freedom and Change rejects the agreement
Sudan's Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), the main civil movement that led the anti-Bashir protests and signed a power-sharing agreement in 2019 with the army, rejected Sunday's agreement, commenting in a statement on Sunday that the coup is not legitimate, and they will not be partners with it.
The group also called for the leaders of the coup to be put on trial for undermining the legitimacy of the transitional period by suppressing protestors and killing them.