A “frenzied” campaign to arrest the leaders of the resistance, as the FFC presents a flexible position for a political solution


Al-Yurae, Khartoum – Many of the youth leaders leading the current demonstrations across Sudan, who we have explored said they were surprised by the statements of the leader “freedom and change” Khaled Omar Yusuf at a press conference held in Khartoum on Tuesday, in which he called for an end to the “coup d’état situation” in the country,

The establishment of a “new constitutional declaration” provides for the establishment of institutions of civilian transitional authority and the redefinition of the relationship between civilians and the military.


This is the first time that Freedom and Change have shown its willingness to deal with the UN initiative, which has been in place for nearly a month, having adhered to what is locally known as the “three nos”, namely “no negotiation, no partnership, no legitimacy”.

“A delegation of leaders of the Forces for Freedom and Change met yesterday with the head of the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transition in Sudan (UNITAMS) Volker Peretz, at the mission’s headquarters in Khartoum, and handed him their political vision on the current political situation in the country,” Yusuf said.

“We have asked the UN envoy that the gateway to the current crisis is to end the coup d’état and establish a new constitutional declaration that provides for the establishment of civilian transitional authority institutions and the redefinition of the relationship between the civilian component and the military, based on the military’s distancing from political action.”

“The political vision includes prioritizing the transition, arranging free and fair elections by the end of the transition period and carrying out security and military reforms leading to a single professional national army,” he said.

“The vision includes a fully civilian sovereignty council with a very limited number and the formation of a government of national competencies to lead the transition period,” Yusuf said.

“The UN initiative should be developed by adding active representatives from the Troika countries (the United States, Britain, Norway), the European Union, and Arab and African countries,” he said.

There was no comment from the Sudanese authorities on Yusuf’s remarks.

On January 8, the United Nations announced the launch of “preliminary” consultations with Sudanese parties aimed at resolving the country’s political crisis, with several meetings with political and civilian forces in this regard.

A frenzied campaign to arrest the resistance leaders.

Meanwhile, the capital Khartoum witnessed a (frenzied) campaign by the security services in raiding the homes of resistance committee leaders and activists in several neighborhoods and transporting them to unknown places by troops in civilian clothes and in vehicles carrying no numbers or signs believed to belong to the security service, which has been using these methods for a long time.

At the same time, several news sources reported that the parliamentary authorities decided on Tuesday to arrest the leaders of the committee that was previously tasked to dismantle the former regime, who at the same time represent the key leaders of the forces of freedom and change that are leading the forces of resistance and the street now

Since October 25, Sudan has been witnessing protests in response to extraordinary measures taken by army commander Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, most notably the imposition of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the sovereignty councils and transitional ministers, which political forces consider a “military coup”, in exchange for the army’s denial.

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