Sudan’s military council launches investigation into sit-in violence

Those proven responsible for dispersing the Khartoum sit-in which led to over 35 deaths will be held accountable, Sudan's Transitional Military Council said. (File photo: AFP)

Those proven responsible for dispersing the Khartoum sit-in which led to over 35 deaths will be held accountable, Sudan's Transitional Military Council said on Wednesday.

The council's head, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, added that an investigation was launched into the violence that ensued during the break-up of the sit-in on Monday.

During a message to mark the Muslim Eid al-Fitr, al-Burhan stated that the council is open to negotiations with no conditions, and called on all parties to "turn a new page" and move forward.

Meanwhile, the council's deputy head, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo,said on Wednesday that negotiations with political forces have "deviated off course", adding that the country was moving toward an inclusive governing system.

Dagalo affirmed that the military council does not seek governance, adding that they want to restore the country's standing by enforcing the law. Dagalo also said that security forces must exercise restraint when engaging with citizens.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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