UN chief condemns ‘ongoing military coup’ in Sudan | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

UN chief condemns ‘ongoing military coup’ in Sudan | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

10/27/2021 12:05:00 AM

UN chief condemns ‘ongoing military coup’ in Sudan | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres on Monday condemned the “ongoing military coup” in Sudan, saying Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and all other officials, “must be released immediately.” In a statement, he called for the “immediate reconstitution” of the Government, which is due to guide Sudan through to democratic elections. NEW YORK, USA, October 26, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown by the military […]

“These actions threaten the Juba Peace Agreement and jeopardize the important progress made towards democracy and respect for human rights”, Michelle Bachelet said. She called on military authorities to abide by the constitutional order and international law, withdraw from the streets, and resolve any differences with civilian leaders serving on the Transitional Council through dialogue and negotiation. 

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“I utterly deplore the reported arrest of the Prime Minister, several Ministers, leaders of the Forces of the Freedom and Change and other civil society representatives, and call for their immediate release”, she continued.  Communication systems down 

Ms. Bachelet also pointed out reports that the internet is down in the country and other means of communication are suspended.  “Blanket internet shutdowns contravene international law, and Internet and mobile services must be restored headtopics.com

, as they are essential for people to seek and receive information, particularly in these unsettling circumstances”, she explained.  She asked military and security forces to refrain from unnecessary and disproportionate use of force, to respect people’s freedom of expression, as well as the right of peaceful assembly. 

According to her, “it would be disastrous if Sudan goes backwards after finally bringing an end to decades of repressive dictatorship.” “The country needs to move forward to consolidate democracy, a wish expressed countless times by the Sudanese people, including loudly and clearly on the streets last week and today”, she added.  

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