AFRICAN NETWORK ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE TRANSITION TO CIVILIAN RULE IN SUDAN

 

 

Press Statement 16th April 2019.

The African Network on International Criminal Justice (ANICJ) calls for immediate actions to deconstruct the single party deep state, dissolve military regime , financial and legal institutions and form a civilian/technocrats transitional government to prepare the political sphere towards general elections in Sudan.

On the 11th of April 2019, the military government of Sudan took over power from the then President Omar Al Bashir. This was brought on by rising food cost, high unemployment and increasing repression that led to a protest since December 2018.

The ANICJ calls on the military transitional council to be dissolved and an immediate election done to pave way for a peaceful civilian government.

The ANICJ believes that a military government is not what Sudan needs at this time. The country have been through political unrest for quite a period of time and a transition to a democratic civilian government will be most beneficial for the people.

Omar Al Bashir who is an ICC fugitive should also be extradited to the ICC for trial and this decision can only take place when a proper civilian government has been formed.

The ANICJ also commends the step of the African Union Peace and Security Council who have given the Military Council 15 days ultimatum to hand over power to a democratic government or get kicked out of the bloc.

 

 

 

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