Sudan General Burhan: ‘Prime Minister Hamdok is at my own residence and in good health’

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Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan in Khartoum, Sudan on September 22, 2021, Mahmoud Hjaj/Getty Images
Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan in Khartoum, Sudan on September 22, 2021, Mahmoud Hjaj/Getty Images

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who dissolved authorities leading Sudan’s transition to democracy, on Tuesday held a press briefing at the military headquarters in Khartoum.

Burhan said he was keeping ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok at his own house,  a day after the army detained Hamdok and some civilian leaders.

“The Prime Minister is at my own residence as we feared for his life,” Burhan said.

“But I want to reiterate that he is in good health, he is simply being kept under safe protection,” he added.

The general said the decision to oust the government of Abdalla Hamdok was taken in order to avoid civil war, accusing political forces of incitement against the armed forces.

He said the country’s armed forces gave concessions possible to achieve the dreams of the Sudanese people.

Al-Burhan said: “We are aiming to see through a transition to a civilian government.”

“Within the coming days, the judicial bodies will be formed,” he added.

 

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