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Protest in Sudan(File Photo/Agencies)

The forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change in Sudan stressed adherence to the agreed constitutional document, considering that the executive decisions taken after October 25 are “void.”

This came according to a statement published by the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change (the ruling coalition), Friday, on its Facebook page, and The Eastern Herald viewed it.

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On Monday, the Army Commander, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, declared a state of emergency in Sudan, dissolving the Sovereignty Councils and the transitional ministers, relieving the governors, and suspending some provisions of the constitutional document on managing the transitional phase.

In August 2019, the (dissolved) Military Council and the “Declaration of Freedom and Change” forces (the ruling coalition) signed the “Constitutional Declaration” and “Political Declaration” documents regarding structures and power-sharing in the transitional period.

The statement said today: “We in the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change affirm the placement of our confidence in the agreed constitutional document, and we stress the absurdity of suspending certain articles according to an individual vision. We also affirm the invalidity of all executive decisions taken after October 25, and we declare that there is no partnership or dialogue with revolutionaries.”

Sudan has witnessed, since Monday, protests and demonstrations in opposition to what the protesters consider a “military coup”.

Addressing the demonstrators, the statement added: “You are writing a new historical epic that is added to a shining record of valor, steadfastness, blunt force and a peaceful approach that astonished the whole world, united.”

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And he added, “The tools and mechanisms that will resolve this conflict are the street and its valiant living forces first, and the legitimate state institutions secondly, which originally derive their legitimacy from the street that brought the December 2019 revolution, which did not overthrow a tyrant to replace him with another.”

The statement continued, “The demand of the Sudanese street, and our demand and the forces of the living revolution is the release of all detainees, led by Dr. Abdullah Hamdok, the legitimate Prime Minister, the restoration of the constitutional document and the restoration of all structures of the civilian transitional authority.”

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Hours before Al-Burhan’s decisions, the Sudanese authorities carried out a series of arrests, including the head of the transitional government, Abdullah Hamdok, who was later released, and ministers, officials, and party leaders.

But Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, said Wednesday that Hamdok is currently residing in a place surrounded by guards and is still under some form of house arrest, has not been fully released and does not have freedom of movement, and he should enjoy it.

Prior to Al-Burhan’s procedures, Sudan had been living, since August 21, 2019, a 53-month transitional period that ends with holding elections in early 2024, during which power is shared by the army, civil forces, and armed movements that signed a peace agreement with the government in 2020.

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