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BREAKING: Sudan Dismantles Al-Bashir Regime

Fri 29 Nov 2019 | 12:03 AM
Yassmine Elsayed

Minutes ago, Sudanese authorities approved a law  to “dismantle” the regime of former president Omar Al-Bashir.

State TV reported that the law was passed during a joint meeting of Sudan’s sovereign council and cabinet.

On his part, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Twitter it was not an act of revenge, but was aimed at preserving the “dignity of the Sudanese people”.

Earlier this month, Sudan’s Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), which led the protests that toppled former President announced that they have agreed to extradite the former leader to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“We have no objection in handing over Al-Bashir to the ICC. All the members of the Forces of Freedom and Change agree on that,” said Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, a leader of the Forces of Freedom and Change, during TV interview.

“If Al-Bashir escapes prosecution at home for the crimes he committed, he will be punished in the ICC abroad,” he added.

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Al-Bashir on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Al-Bashir, who was ousted by the Sudanese army in April following months of anti- government protests, denies the charges against him.

On another hand, PM Hamdok earlier stressed that the peace negotiation process must be accompanied by a comprehensive vision that excludes no person or region in Sudan “so that we can reach strategic solutions in the long run”.

Mean while, the Deputy Chairman of the Sovereign Council, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemeti’ has met with the Norwegian Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Endre Stiansen, who is in Khartoum to prepare for Friends of Sudan meeting on 11th Dec.

At its last meeting in Washington last month, the Friends of Sudan expressed strong support for Sudan’s civilian-led transitional government’s plan to reform Sudan’s economy and address the aspirations of the Sudanese people.