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Apr 11, 2019 at 04:07 PM

Sudan military declares state of emergency

Informer: Wegen , from Politics category

Here's more from the statement by Sudan's Minister of Defense, Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf. He confirmed that President Omar al-Bashir had been forced from power and his government dissolved after months of demonstrations calling for his ouster.

A two-year military council has been established to oversee a transition of power, ending Bashir's three decades of rule. The defense minister said that Bashir had been forcibly removed and was now being "kept at a safe place."

A three-month state of emergency has been declared, and a curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. imposed. Ports and medical facilities will be secured.

Sudan's cabinet, its National Assembly and municipal bodies have been dissolved, and the country's constitution suspended, Ibn Auf said. The judiciary, public prosecution, embassies and diplomatic entities will continue to function as normal.

All political prisoners, detained by the country's security services since a wave of anti-government demonstrations first gripped the nation in December will be released, the defense minister added.

Info source: CNN