Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was put under house arrest after the military takeover in the country.
The Prime Minister has been moved to an unknown location for refusing to support a coup, according to the information ministry.
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is under house arrest alongside other governmental and civillian leaders amid reports of a military coup https://t.co/g1Knn8KJ6H
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) October 25, 2021
Political leaders arrested:
Hence, Monday’s arrests come after weeks of rising tensions between Sudan’s civilian and military leaders
The arrests of the five government figures were confirmed by two officials.
Furthermore, The deputy chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Yasir Arman, was arrested from his home, his Twitter account said on Monday.
Civilian members of Sudan’s ruling council and ministers in Hamdok’s transitional government were also detained by the joint military forces, the ministry said in a statement on Facebook.
Moreover, internet services were cut across the country. Furthermore, the main roads and bridges connecting with the capital Khartoum are closed.
The Khartoum airport was shut. Hence, international flights were suspended on October 25, the Dubai-based al-Arabiya TV channel reported.
Protests in Sudan:
Protesters took to the streets in several parts of Khartoum. Protestors carrying the Sudanese flags. Hence, the protestors said”Civilian rule is the people’s choice,” and “No to military rule”.
Moreover, State television began broadcasting patriotic songs.
Furthermore, the Sudanese Professionals Association, an umbrella group of trade unions that were key in leading the 2019 anti-Bashir protests. The association denounced what it called a “military coup” and urged demonstrators “to fiercely resist” it.
Furthermore, Sudan’s doctors’ union has declared “civil disobedience” and “their withdrawal” from all hospitals, including military ones.
The United Nations is deeply concerned about reports of an ongoing coup in Sudan on Monday. It attempts to undermine its political transition, said Volker Perthes, the special representative of the U.N. secretary-general for Sudan.
Moreover, The United States said on Monday it was “deeply alarmed” at reports of a military takeover in Sudan.