NewsAfricaThe FFC coalition makes the release of political prisoners a condition for signing the agreement with the Sudanese Army

The FFC coalition makes the release of political prisoners a condition for signing the agreement with the Sudanese Army

File – The president and leader of the Sudanese Army, Abdelfata al Burhan – MOHAMED KHIDIR / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACT PHOTO

MADRID, November 28 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The civil coalition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the opposition parties have agreed to sign an agreement with the head of the Army and president of the Sovereign Transition Council, Abdelfata al Burhan, to put an end to the crisis resulting from the coup of State for the month of October on the condition that the political prisoners be released.

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In a statement after a meeting held on Sunday at the headquarters of the National Umma Party (NUP), the participating groups have specified that they will accept the initiative if Al Burhan releases the political prisoners and stops the violence against the protesters, as reported on Monday. Radio Dabanga.

The meeting to discuss the terms of the deal came after negotiations between the parties left it unclear when the deal would be signed, which led to tens of thousands of people demonstrating in the capital Khartoum, but also in Atbara, Gadarif, Al Geneina and Madani.

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The FFC is part of the opposition to the Transitional Government and is one of the main groups that were behind the demonstrations that ended with the departure from power in 2019 of the then president, Omar Hasan al Bashir.

Apart from the agreement, Al Burhan announced on Monday the freezing of the activity of unions, professional federations and the General Federation of Employers, as reported by the Sovereign Transition Council on its Twitter profile.

Instead, Al Burhan has reported that a committee headed by the Registrar General of Labor Organizations will form steering committees for trade unions, professional federations and the Landlords Union.

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Al Burhan led a new coup in October 2021 that overthrew the transitional prime minister, Abdala Hamdok, appointed after an agreement between the previous military junta, which emerged after the 2019 coup against Al Bashir, and various civil and opposition political formations.


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