October 27, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – European, Troika and Switzerland envoys to Sudan said they only recognize the government of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and called to be allowed to meet him
On Tuesday evening, the military council in Sudan released Hamdok from custody and escorted him to his house in Khartoum where he is under arrest and an important security force is deployed about his residency.
The EU delegation to Sudan, in a joint statement with the embassies of France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S. called for the release of the other political detainees arrested on Monday.
The envoys said they note the return to his residence of Prime Minister Hamdok and called for the immediate release of all political detainees “without delay”.
“We continue to recognize the Prime Minister and his cabinet as the constitutional leaders of the transitional government. It is paramount for the Ambassadors based in Khartoum, to be able to communicate with the Prime Minister. We therefore urgently request to be able to meet with the Prime Minister”.
“It is paramount for the Ambassadors based in Khartoum, to be able to communicate with the Prime Minister. We therefore urgently request to be able to meet with the Prime Minister,” said the western diplomats.
They called to stop the violence and brutal attacks on peaceful protesters and to observe fundamental human rights.
Al-Burhan on Tuesday pledged to release the detained officials and political leaders, adding that some of them might face justice.
He said the state of emergency would be lifted as soon as the new government formed and the internet access would be restored gradually.
“The state of emergency is not meant to restrict freedom, whether press freedom or others,” said the military leader.