October 25, 2021
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Military forces arrested several members of Sudan’s civilian leadership early on Monday, Al Hadath TV reported, as a prominent pro-democracy group called on Sudanese to take to the streets to resist any military coup.
Family sources told Reuters that military forces had stormed the house of Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s media adviser and arrested him.
There was no immediate comment from the military.
Citing unidentified sources, Al Hadath said Hamdok had been placed under house arrest, and that unidentified military forces arrested four cabinet ministers and one civilian member of the ruling sovereign council.
Sudan has been on edge since a failed coup plot last month unleashed bitter recriminations between military and civilian groups meant to be sharing power following the 2019 ouster of former leader Omar al-Bashir.
Bashir was toppled after months of street protests. A political transition agreed after his ouster was meant to lead to elections by the end of 2023.
(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz, Mahmoud Mourad and Alaa Swilam; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Christopher Cushing, Robeert Birsel)
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