The United Nations Mission to Support the Transitional Phase in Sudan (UNITAMS) said today, Tuesday, that it welcomes the release of 44 detainees this week in Sudan.
She added in a tweet on her account on “Twitter” that she calls on the authorities “to release the remaining political detainees” and “to take further steps to create an environment conducive to the political process.”
The release of prisoners from a Khartoum prison in February 2018 (archive)
This comes as the head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, pledged in a phone call with the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs on Sunday to complete the transitional phase to reach the stage of democratic transition.
The Sovereignty Council said in a statement that Al-Burhan also renewed “the commitment to support the efforts of the tripartite mechanism along with other efforts made by the Sudanese to achieve national consensus,” referring to the tripartite mechanism of the United Nations, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Last week, the “Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change / the National Charter” announced its readiness to participate in the national dialogue to be held in Sudan under the auspices of the African United Nations later this May.
Since October 25, 2021, Sudan has witnessed protests calling for full civilian rule and rejecting exceptional measures imposed by the army, most notably the declaration of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the Sovereignty Councils and the Transitional Ministers.