Photo courtesy- Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah—Reuters
The African Union on Thursday suspended the Republic of Sudan and ordered the “immediate and transparent investigation on the brutal crackdown on protesters that killed dozens of people.
Through a post on twitter, the African Union Peace and Security Council said that it had has suspended Sudan with immediate effect from participating in all AU activities until the effective establishment of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority, as the only way to allow Sudan to exit from the current crisis.
The African Union (AU) on Monday had urged the leaders of Sudan’s interim military council to hand over political power to an elected civilian administration or face automatic suspension.
Citizens in Sudan had staged a sit-in outside the main army headquarters as part of protests against longtime President Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted by the military weeks ago after three decades in power.
The demonstrators had refused to end their sit-in until power is transferred to a civilian government when the military staged a violent dispersal leaving hundreds dead.
The doctor’s committe said 40 bodies were pulled from the Nile River on Tuesday and taken to an unknown location by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The Transitional Military Council (TMC) ruling Sudan since overthrowing al-Bashir hasn’t commented on the allegations.
The #AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of the Republic of #Sudan in all #AU activities until the effective establishment of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority, as the only way to allow the Sudan to exit from the current crisis pic.twitter.com/ioBlnfnxcl
— African Union Peace (@AU_PSD) June 6, 2019