A probe into violations committed against protesters since the military takeover on October 25 has commenced, Sudan’s newly reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said, according to a statement from his office.
Hamdok’s comments came during a meeting on Tuesday evening with a group from the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), the main civilian coalition opposing military rule.
The group stressed during the meeting the importance of laying out a roadmap to implementing the political agreement, reversing all political appointments that took place after the military takeover and reinstating all those who were fired during that period, according to the statement.
Previously on Sunday, the FFC had said that it did not recognise the political agreement with the military leadership that Reinstated the Prime Minister and promised to release political detainees.
Under the agreement signed with military leader and coup head General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Hamdok will lead a civilian government of technocrats for a transitional period.
Hamdok and the group called for political prisoners to be released as soon as possible and for the right to peacefully protest to be respected.
The deal faces opposition from pro-democracy groups that have demanded full civilian rule since Bashir’s ouster.