Sudan protesters to name civilian council, pressure military

2019-04-21 12:50
Sudanese celebrate after officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power in Khartoum, Sudan. (AP Photo)

Sudanese celebrate after officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power in Khartoum, Sudan. (AP Photo)

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A leading organiser says Sudan's protest movement hopes to "exert more pressure" on the ruling military by announcing the composition of a civilian transitional council on Sunday.

Mohammed al-Asam of the Sudanese Professionals Association tells The Associated Press that "we are ready with a clear plan for a transition with qualified names".

The association drove four months of protests that led to the ouster and arrest of Sudan's leader Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. Al-Bashir was replaced by a military council. Protesters demand a speedy transition to civilian rule.

Al-Asam, a 28-year-old doctor, said in an interview late Saturday that the military council is becoming more powerful every day and that "this is dangerous to the revolution".

He says protesters also demand the arrests of additional members of the al-Bashir regime.

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