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Sudan: Key points of military announcement

Thursday April 11 2019

A grab from a live broadcast of Sudan TV shows

A grab from a live broadcast of Sudan TV shows Sudanese Defence Minister Ahmed Awad Ibn Ouf delivering a speech in Khartoum on April 11, 2019. PHOTO | AFP 

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Here are the key points of the military statement made on TV a few moments ago:

  • President Omar al-Bashir will be arrested and taken to a safe place

  • There will be a three-month state of emergency

  • The military will supervise a two-year transition period

  • A military transitional council will be established to supervise the period of transition, details of that council will be made in a later statement

  • The 2005 Constitution will be cancelled

  • Airspace and borders closed for 24 hours.

  • Political prisoners to be released.

In addition, the Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf insisted that human rights will be observed and made a plea that citizens tolerate security measures that will be implemented.