The commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said during a press conference that the ousted prime minister of the republic, Abdullah Hamdok, is at his home, as the military feared that he might get hurt.
“When the situation calms down and he is no longer threatened, he will be able to return to his home,” al-Burhan said, adding that the former head of government is fine and is now leading a normal life.
All politicians detained by the military, accused of committing criminal offenses, will be brought to trial, and the rest will be released, the commander-in-chief said. He explained that the ministers were detained, as the military considered them a threat to the country’s unity, RIA Novosti reports.
On the eve of an attempted coup d’etat in the Sudanese capital, the military detained Hamdok and several other members of the Cabinet. A state of emergency was introduced in the country and the government was dissolved.
The media reported that the protests in Sudan, which erupted after the attempted military coup, killed seven people and injured another 140.