SCP Demands Immediate Trials of Sudanese Military Council Members
Following the recent events in Sudan, the Sudanese Congress Party confirms in a statement its rejection of any calls to negotiate with the military component of the Sovereignty Council.
The Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) stressed the necessity of ending the military coup, canceling the state of emergency, and handing over full power to civilians by order of the people, who represent the source of powers.
In a statement, the Party stressed the need to bring to trial all members of the military coup on charges of the military coup and the undermining of the transitional authority, stressing rejecting any calls to negotiate with the military component of the Sovereignty Council.
The Party also called on all the national political forces to partake in the demonstrations against the military coup in the country.
For his part, the United Nations Special Envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, announced that he had discussed with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok the available means to contain the current crisis in his country.
Perthes pointed out in a tweet that Hamdok is well but still under house arrest and that they discussed options for mediation and the way forward for Sudan. He also confirmed that he will continue his efforts with other Sudanese stakeholders.
Just met with @SudanPMHamdok at his residence where he remains well but under house arrest. We discussed options for mediation and the way forward for Sudan. I will continue these efforts with other Sudanese stakeholders.— Volker Perthes (@volkerperthes) October 31, 2021
Three Sudanese protesters were shot dead on Saturday during a demonstration held in the city of Omdurman, near Khartoum, as the Sudanese Military Council forces opened fire, according to the country's Central Medical Committee.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of people took to the streets in Sudan's most populous city, in protest of the recent coup d'etat in the country, which included the detention of several key leaders and the dissolution of the government.