Thousands demonstrate in Khartoum, rejecting the political agreement, and the gathering of professionals describes it as a “betrayal” agreement

Amman Today

publish date 2021-11-21 19:29:06

Thousands of Sudanese demonstrated in Khartoum this afternoon, Sunday, in rejection of the political agreement, which the gathering of professionals described as a “betrayal agreement.” Proof of not excluding any party or entity in Sudan.

Hamdok said – after the signing ceremony – that his signing of the agreement aims to spare the blood of the Sudanese and preserve the gains over the past two years.

He stressed the need for consensus on the way Sudan is governed and the importance of recognizing that the Sudanese people are the ruler.

For his part, the head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, said that the new agreement with Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok established a real transitional phase, and that what was achieved had been worked on since before October 25. As he says.

He stressed that the political blockage made it imperative for us (the army) to stop the transition process and reconsider what was done and will be done in the future.

Al-Burhan thanked Hamdok, stressing that he was part of the mediation team between the military and civilian components, and he is “a source of our trust and appreciation,” according to him.

He added, “We do not want to exclude anyone or any party in Sudan, and we pledge to the people to reach free and fair elections by the end of the transitional period.”

Terms of Agreement

Under the agreement between the head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, and the ousted Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, the return of Hamdok as prime minister during the transitional period, and the release of civilian leaders detained since the army seized power at the end of last October.

The agreement also includes the completion of consultations with the political forces with the exception of the National Congress, and the continuation of the constitutional, legal and political consensus procedures governing the transitional period.

The agreement stipulates full adherence to the constitutional document until it is amended with the approval of all, and those involved in the killing of demonstrators are held accountable.

The two parties also agreed that the Sovereignty Council will supervise the implementation of the tasks of the transitional period without interference in the executive work, in addition to emphasizing that the partnership between civilians and the military is the guarantor of Sudan’s security.

The agreement included investigations into the events that took place in the demonstrations, including injuries and deaths, and bringing the perpetrators to court.

protest demonstrations

On the other hand, a demonstration took place in the three cities of the Sudanese capital (Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman), rejecting the political agreement and demanding the return of civil authority and retribution for the dead.

Political forces had called for demonstrations this afternoon in Khartoum and the states to protest against the decisions of the army chief and to demand the formation of a civil state.

Video clips showed protesters chanting slogans against the Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, after signing the political agreement with Al-Burhan.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said that security forces used tear gas to disperse the protesters as they approached the presidential palace.

The committee added that the security forces fired tear gas inside the Khartoum Teaching Hospital without taking into account the injured and sick.

political disparity

Politically, the “Forces of Freedom and Change-Central Council Group” alliance announced its adherence to its position rejecting any negotiations or partnership with what it described as illegal putschists.

The Central Council for Freedom and Change affirmed that it is not concerned with any agreement with what it described as the brute junta, declaring action by all peaceful means to bring it down, as the statement says.

The Sudanese Professionals Association also announced its rejection of the political agreement signed earlier today, Sunday, between the army and Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, describing it as a betrayal agreement.

In a statement, the assembly said, “The treason agreement is totally rejected, and concerns only its parties.”

The Unionist Rally Party also announced its rejection of any agreement with the military component, stressing its bias towards the street and the escalation of the political struggle against the military until power is handed over to a purely civilian government.

On the other hand, the head of the National Umma Party, Fadlallah Barama Nasser, supported the political agreement.

Nasser said that the agreement on Hamdok came in relation to the acceptance he finds at home and abroad, according to his expression.

before the agreement

Hamdok had held a meeting with the army chief, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and his deputy, Muhammad Hamdan Daglo (Hemedti), while political forces announced their rejection of his agreement with the military component.

And earlier today, Sunday, the Sudanese army lifted the house arrest of the ousted Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, after an agreement with him to return to his position during the transitional period, while protests against previous decisions of the military component continue.

The office of the ousted Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok told Reuters that the Sudanese army lifted restrictions on Hamdok’s movements, and withdrew the security forces that were stationed outside his house on Sunday.

Hamdok and his wife were arrested at dawn last October 25, before they were returned to their home the following evening and placed under house arrest.

And a statement from the initiative – Al Jazeera received a copy of it – stated that the agreement between the commander of the Sudanese army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and Hamdok, includes the release of all political detainees, the completion of consultations with political forces with the exception of the National Congress Party, in addition to continuing the procedures for constitutional, legal and political consensus that govern the period transitional.

The statement of the initiative – which consists of various political forces and parties and armed movements that signed the Juba Peace Agreement, Sufi Orders and the Native Administration – that the agreement will be announced later today after signing its terms and the accompanying political declaration.

In turn, the designated head of the Sudanese Umma Party, Fadlallah Burma Nasser, said today, Sunday, that the army will restore Hamdok to his position after reaching an agreement late Saturday.

Nasser added that Hamdok will form an independent government of competencies, and all political detainees will be released within the framework of the agreement between the army and civilian political parties.

Western invitations

The US Embassy in Sudan advised American citizens to stay in their homes as much as possible, coinciding with expected demonstrations in Khartoum today, Sunday.

The embassy indicated – in a statement – that despite the peaceful nature of the calls made by the organizers, the previous demonstrations witnessed violent confrontations.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called for an end to violence against protesters in Sudan and the release of all detainees.

Blinken added that his country joins the voice of the demonstrators calling for the return of the transitional government.

The European Union ambassadors in Khartoum renewed their support for the Sudanese people’s demands to achieve democracy, freedom, peace and justice, as well as respect for human rights.

The ambassadors expressed their readiness to support dialogue in order to find a settlement to the current crisis, according to a press statement after their meeting in Khartoum with former Sovereign Council member Mohamed Hassan Al-Taishi and Minister of Justice in the ousted government Nasr El-Din Abdel Bari, in addition to the ousted Governor of Central Darfur, Adib Youssef.

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