The Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdullah Hamdukh, And his wife were allowed to return home after being arrested during seizure of power by unidentified military forces, a senior military official told the Al-Arabiya network this evening (Tuesday). The same source estimated that Hamdukh’s release came in the wake of condemnations from the international community.
The same source did not specify whether the prime minister and his wife were free, but stressed that the two were “under heavy security.” Earlier, a U.S. State Department spokesman said: Ned Price, Because his country is working and pushing for the release of the prime minister and other leaders. He further clarified that “the United States will do everything in its power to realize the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people.”
Also, the commander of the Sudanese army and the head of the Provisional Council of Sudan, Lieutenant General ‘Abd al-Fatah al-Burhan said during a special press conference that “we will work together to build Sudan. It was our duty to stand by the Sudanese people. Armed forces made all concessions to fulfill the The dreams of the Sudanese. “
He said, “Political forces wanted to take control of the Sudanese government. There was an attack on the armed forces in Sudan, one of the government ministers called for a revolt. The instigators wanted to lead Sudan to a civil war.”
The announcement by the interim prime minister came after unidentified military forces surrounded the ousted Sudanese prime minister’s home. Troops raided the home of Hamduk’s media adviser and arrested him, as well as four other government ministers.
According to state witnesses, most members of Sudan’s government and most of the leaders of the pro – government party have been arrested in Khartoum, according to eyewitnesses. Among others, Faisal Muhammad Salih, a former minister and adviser to the prime minister, and Muhammad al-Faki Suleiman, a senior member of Sudan’s sovereign council, were arrested.
Also, following the declaration of a state of emergency, shops in the capital Khartoum and the city of Omdurman are closed, streets and bridges blocked by soldiers or at checkpoints set up by protesters and there are still disruptions to the telephone network. A group of opponents of the government announced a “march of millions” this coming Saturday in Khartoum.
One of the regime’s opponents told Reuters that “they did not learn their lesson after the revolution. We are determined and willing to die for it as well.” A resident of the capital said that “we are paying a heavy price for this crisis. There is no work, no bread, no humanitarian services, no money.”