Sudanese Ousted Premier Hamdok Released From House Arrest

Published November 21st, 2021 - 10:38 GMT
ousted prime minister is currently on his way to the royal palace to meet Al-Burhan
Thousands took to the streets in Khartoum and other cities but were met by the deadliest crackdown since the coup. (Photo by AFP)
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ousted prime minister is currently on his way to the royal palace to meet Al-Burhan.

By Sally Shakkour

Office of the ousted Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok announced his release on Sunday, after serving a long-term house arrest following the military coup, BBC Arabic reported.

According to media sources, a deal was agreed between Sudan's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and former Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, to resolve the dispute and de-escalate tension amid deadly protests which took place in several cities against the military coup. 

Deadly protests in Sudan has left at least 38 deaths in Khartoum on Wednesday due to unrest since the military seized power, a pro-democracy doctors’ union said. "Hundreds more have been wounded."

Moreover, a statement is expected to be released today for further details of the agreement where Hamdok is set to be back on track.

According to the head of the Umma Party, Fadlallah Burma Nasir, the deal will be announced to the media within hours.

Following Hamdok's release, Arabiya revealed that the ousted prime minister is currently on his way to the royal palace to meet Al-Burhan and to agree on the deal.


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