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Sudan dismisses 82 judges, prosecutors

May 4, 2021 at 4:31 pm

Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir appears during his tria in Khartoum on February 02, 2021 [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]

The Sudanese Empowerment Removal Committee announced the dismissal of 56 judges and 26 prosecutors, in addition to the recovery of farmland from the family of deposed President Omar Al-Bashir and several leaders of the dissolved National Congress Party (NCP).

In a press conference on Sunday, Empowerment Elimination, Anti-Corruption, and Funds Recovery Committee member Wajdi Saleh said: “The committee decided to dismiss 56 judges of various ranks and 26 prosecutors, including heads of public prosecution.”

Saleh explained that the committee “recovered a number of agricultural lands belonging to the family of ousted President Omar Al-Bashir.”

Committee member Saleh Manna added that the body “recovered farmland covering an area of 87,800 acres, which was previously owned by former head of the security apparatus, Muhammad Atta.”

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Manna added: “28 cabinet employees, 10 employees of the Sudanese Refugee Commission, 24 staff members of the National Medical Supplies Fund and 10 members of the National Civil Service Selection Committee were dismissed.”

The officials did not explain why the employees were dismissed but since its establishment, the body has ended the services of a number of employees of state agencies, claiming that they were affiliated with the dissolved regime of Al-Bashir and had obtained their jobs illegally.