The Sudanese democracy groups leading protests against military coup published a political charter. The charter lays out a two-year transition under a prime minister appointed by signatories to the document. Military and civilian leaders involved in the October 25 military coup would be brought to justice.
The Sudanese democracy groups leading protests against al-Burhans military coup in October last year published a political charter for the first time on Sunday, setting out key demands they hope will unify civilian factions.
The charter announced by the Khartoum “resistance committees” lays out a two-year transition under a prime minister appointed by signatories to the document to serve as head of state and military commander-in-chief until a transitional legislature ratifies a constitution.
Military and civilian leaders involved in the October 25 military coup would be brought to justice, the charter says. It rejects any negotiation with the military.
Among those most responsible for all the killings and abuses of unarmed democracy activists are Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo. It is also likely that these two will be brought before an international criminal court.
The charter also envisages special human rights courts and the option of resorting to international organisations to achieve transitional justice.
Transitional justice refers to the ways countries emerging from periods of conflict and repression address large-scale or systematic human rights violations so numerous and so serious that the normal justice system will not be able to provide an adequate response.
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