Sudan Troika statement, October 2021

The Troika is deeply concerned about the situation in Sudan and condemns the suspension of the institutions of state, the declaration of state of emergency and the military forces detaining Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as well as other members of the civilian leadership; we call on the security forces to immediately release those they have unlawfully detained.

The actions of the military represent a betrayal of the revolution, the transition, and the legitimate requests of the Sudanese people for peace, justice and economic development. The right of peaceful protest must be respected; violence and bloodshed must be avoided; we also urge communication networks to be open.

The Troika will continue to support those working for a democratic Sudan with a fully legitimate civilian government; this remains the best guarantee for the long-term stability of the country and the broader region.

We reject attempts to derail the transition toward democratic elections, call for the immediate restoration of the civilian-led government on the basis of the Constitutional Declaration and other foundational documents of the transition.

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