Hundreds of Sudanese rallied on Sunday in support of a political Sufi initiative. The initiative, known as “The Call of Sudan’s People”, was launched last month by Sufi religious leader Al-Tayeb Al-Jed. Burhan welcomed the initiative.
KHARTOUM AUGUST 15: Hundreds of Sudanese rallied on Sunday in support of a political initiative backed by coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan who led last year’s bloodstained military coup. The rallies took place outside a Khartoum conference hall where meetings have been held since Saturday.
The initiative, known as “The Call of Sudan’s People”, was launched last month by renowned Sufi religious leader Al-Tayeb Al-Jed. Late last month, Burhan welcomed the initiative.
Al-Burhan urged on Sunday all factions to join efforts seeking to bring Sudanese people together to “continue the transition and pave the way for elections”.
The Forces for Freedom and Change, Sudan’s main civilian bloc ousted from power in the coup, did not join the initiative. Also absent were members from the resistance committees, informal groups that emerged during the 2019 protests. The initiative has gained the support of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the African Union, but in the end, it is the people of Sudan who decide whether they want to live in a theocracy.
We have no information on whether it was discussed how responsibility should be held for crimes against humanity committed during the al-Burhan coup.
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