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Yemen Nobel Peace Prize laureate calls on Sudan to protect the revolution

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman
Yemeni Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkol Karman

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman has called on the Sudanese people to protect their revolution from “robbery” and theft.

“As long as Hemedti [Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo] and [Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah] Al- Burhan are in the presidential palace; the revolution is hijacked….. Bring them down and your revolution will triumph and succeed… Pay attention to your revolution because it is being robbed,” Karman wrote on Twitter.

On 11 April, the Sudanese army ousted President Omar Al-Bashir ending his three decades of rule, following months of popular protests calling on him to step down.

READ: Climate of mistrust created by Bashir’s 30-year rule threatens Sudan’s stability

The army formed a Transitional Military Council (TMC) to run the country for a two-year period.

The council is headed by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and Vice President, Major General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo better known by the nickname, Hemedti.

The Sudanese opposition consider the council members an extension of the Bashir regime, and demand power be handed over to a civilian authority.

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