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Sudans interim military council fires top 3 public prosecutors

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The head of Sudans ruling Transitional Military Council has fired the three highest-ranking public prosecutors, the TMC said on Tuesday, after protesters demanded an overhaul of the judiciary as part of steps toward a civilian government.

The Sudanese Professionals Association spearheading the revolt has issued a long list of demands for wholesale change to end repression and ease an economic crisis after the military deposed veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir last week.

In a statement, the TMC said council chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had sacked chief prosecutor Omar Ahmed Mohamed Abdelsalam and deputy public prosecutor Hesham Othman Ibrahim Saleh, as well as head of public prosecutions Amer Ibrahim Majid.

Alwaleed Sayed Ahmed Mahmoud was appointed to carry out Abdelsalams duties, it said. Mahmouds background was not immediately known.

In its first news conference on Monday, the SPA – which led months of protests that led to Bashirs overthrow after 30 years in power – called for the TMC to be dissolved in favour of an interim civilian ruling council with military representatives.

It also called for Abdelsalams removal along with the chief of the judiciary and his deputies, and added that mass protests would not cease until the demands were met. The judiciary chief was not mentioned in the TMC statement.

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On Tuesday, hundreds of University of Khartoum professors carrying signs reading “civilian transitional government” and “democracy” marched to a protesters sit-in outside the Defence Ministry that began on April 6, a Reuters witness said.

Academics are among the most respected groups in Sudanese society, adding powerful symbolism to the march.

Egypts President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called TMC head Burhan to offer his backing, a spokesman for Sisi said.

The spokesman said in a statement that Sisi had affirmed “Egypts full support for the security and stability of Sudan and its support for the will and choices of the Sudanese people”.

TMC member Jalal al-Deen al-Sheikh met African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat in Addis Ababa and gave him a letter from Burhan onRead More – Source

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