Sudan Revolutionary forces refuse to be a party to the settlement planned by the tripartite mechanism


Khartoum-Al-Yurae-A statement issued by the Forces of Freedom and Change after the executive office meeting stressed the need to conduct the political process called by the international tripartite mechanism in front of the eyes of all the people and the forces of the revolution in full transparency with those who made the sacrifices.

The statment also pointed out that measures must be put in place to create a climate free of violence and arrests in effect and commit to protecting civilians and enable the mass movement to participate in the political process in a free and peaceful climate so that the process under the auspices of the tripartite mechanism will achieve the demands of the revolutionary forces to form a full civilian authority and achieve the objectives of the revolution of freedom, peace and justice.

The statement of the Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change called for the need not to deal with unjustified violence against the mass movement, stressing that putting the issue of detainees at the forefront of its internal and external agenda and working with many parties to release them.

The statement revealed the formation of a committee to formulate the position of freedom and detailed change of the political process based on the political vision approved by the Central Council in January 2022, which was presented to the initiative of the United Nations Mission to Support Democratic Transition (UNTAMS) in January and February 2022, to present the situation and authorize it from the Central Council of freedom and change forces and announce it to the masses of the Sudanese people and the forces of the revolution.

* Communist Party renews its stand with revolutionary forces in rejecting settlement

At the same time, the Communist Party revealed why it refused to participate in the dialogue, which is scheduled to begin on May 10 or 12.

Party spokesman Fathi Al-Fadl told the newspaper (the next day) that their position is clear against the settlement of the tripartite mechanism, and noted that the most prominent reasons for their rejection are the participation and continuation of the military component and those who described them as the security committee, adding: (Which means continued empowerment and continued economic control of the army and the survival of their companies outside the guardianship of the Ministry of Finance in addition to the continued looting of the country’s economic resources, especially gold and land).

He stressed that this settlement continues to destroy the justice services, and noted that it did not address punishment and accountability, leading to the waste of the blood of the martyrs and complete impunity.

“Participation in the settlement means the continuation of the Juba Agreement, which restored the situation in Darfur to the pre-revolution,” Fadl said, noting that the street is moving under the leadership of THE resistance committees, the gathering of professionals and some demanding committees, including the Communist Party, and that the street rejects dialogue and settlement, not just the Communist Party.

According to al-Fadl, the Communist stands with the freedom forces that call for continued mass movement to reach the goals of the revolution through political strikes and civil disobedience against any settlement aimed at undermining the objectives of the December revolution.

At the end of April, volker Peretz, head of the UN Mission to Sudan (UNITAMS), said that his mission had received positive reactions from political parties, army leaders, resistance committees, civil society organizations and sufism, which was its desire to sit around a single dialogue table, and that others were refusing and appearing unwilling to dialogue at present.
Volker revealed consultations are under way to involve both the People’s Congress party and the Reform Now Movement, whom Freedom and Change classifies as an extension of the regime of deposed President Omar al-Bashir, as defectors from the banned Bashir National Congress party, at the dialogue forum.

Constitutional arrangements

The round of dialogue is expected to discuss “constitutional arrangements” governing the relationship between civilians and the military, building transition institutions, forming a sovereign council, selecting a prime minister and government, forming a legislative council, and defining the transitional governance programme to reach free and fair elections.

Earlier in April, The President of the Sovereign Council, Lt. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announced that he was working to create an atmosphere of dialogue by reviewing the state of emergency and releasing the detainees, but only released some political leaders without the leaders of the Popular Resistance Committees, which lead the movement of the street, and a number of activists. Security forces have also continued to use excessive violence against demonstrators, killing 96 peaceful protesters since the army came to power. Al-Burhan said he welcomes all initiatives that serve national causes, and that there is a near consensus not to exclude any party to the political process, which opposition parties are preparing as an attempt to involve Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the political process.
For its part, the National Umma Party said in a statement after the meeting of its political bureau, yesterday, that it welcomes in principle any serious effort for peaceful dialogue, announcing its support for the tripartite mechanism and the preparatory forum to be launched on Monday. He added in the statement: “The party unanimously authorized its detailed vision on the place, time, agenda and attendance of the forum, and will vigorously seek to reach a unified position of the revolutionary forces, starting with the (Freedom and Change Alliance).”
The party called for a peaceful solution by creating an atmosphere of negotiation and stopping violations, namely ending the state of emergency in the country and releasing detainees, saying: “It is still under the yoke of the state of emergency, and the detention facilities are crowded with members of the resistance committees and youth activists,” adding: “Until yesterday, the regime forces practiced the deliberate killing of demonstrators, hideously, in the face of the rebels before the eyes of the world.”

*wrong entry point for the political process

Sudanese Congress Party Chairman Omar al-Daqair told (The Middle East Newspaper) that his party is boycotting the current negotiating round, as a “continuation” of the “view of the military component,” at a time when the coup d’état is engaged in authoritarian practices of killing peaceful protesters, arrests and a state of emergency, despite earlier announcing its support for the tripartite mechanism to resolve the country’s current crisis, which participated in consultations with the aim of “ending the coup d’état” and agreeing to “constitutional arrangements” under which a civil authority would be established.

The President of the Sudanese Congress attributed his party’s boycott, to the stated formula “portraying the current crisis as the result of a conflict between civilians”, referring to the “military coup” that portrays the crisis as a conflict between civilians, while “the current political conflict is between military and civilian coup d’état on the one hand; and supporters of civil democratic transition on the other.” Al-Daqair promised the preparatory meeting as put forward as a “wrong entry point for the political process”, saying: “It will not lead to the end of the coup; He added: “We insist on ending the coup and all that it entails. We affirm that there is no way out of the current crisis except by ending the current coup d’état.”

*Baath boycotts and demands identification of parties to dialogue

Adel Khalafallah, spokesman for the Arab Socialist Baath Party, told the media yesterday that his party will not participate in the second round as an extension of its position against participating in the first, and that its position is based on not identifying the “sponsors” of the initiative and the parties to the dialogue, adding: “There is no value to the international and regional efforts unless it is consistent with the will of the Sudanese people to bring down the coup.” Khalafallah explained that his rejection of the first round, called the “Sudanese Civil-Civilian Dialogue”, came to reject “the indefinite dialogue, which opens the way for the mobilization of remnants of the former regime by their different names, so it is natural that we refuse to participate in a second round, its military party.” “We have been working to develop the uprising that has been going on for more than 3 years, to reach a political strike and civil disobedience to establish a full democratic civilian authority, ending the political role played by a handful of military personnel on behalf of the military.”

The Communist Party announced, through a member of its central committee Siddiq Yusuf, that it met with the head of the mission “Yontams” and informed him not to participate in any negotiations with the military, and that they refuse to reach any agreement with the military, adding: “We informed him we refused orally, and we said to him: If we get a written invitation we will respond to you with the same position, and so far no invitation has been made to participate in the meeting”, saying: “Our position: We will not participate in this meeting.”

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