And a statement by the Communist Party stated that “the house of the political secretary of the Sudanese Communist Party, colleague Muhammad Mukhtar al-Khatib, was raided by the security forces and he was taken to an unknown destination.”
In its statement, the party indicated that “another member of the party’s central committee was arrested from Khartoum airport, as he was returning with Al-Khatib and another leader in the party from a trip to southern Sudan, during which they met Abdel Wahed Nour,” one of the leaders of the armed movements, who refused to sign a historic peace agreement in Juba. The year 2020 between the armed movements and the Sudanese government.
On the other hand, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to demand civilian rule, according to AFP correspondents.
The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said in a statement that Thursday’s protests were met with “excessive violence” by the security forces, who fired “tear gas bombs directly at the revolutionaries and in large quantities.”
Since the army’s actions last October, which were widely condemned by the international community, thousands of Sudanese have demonstrated regularly across the country.
And 95 protesters were killed by security forces, according to the Doctors Committee Against Military Actions.
The United Nations, along with the African Union, is seeking to facilitate talks between the Sudanese parties to resolve the crisis.
The head of the Transitional Council, the army chief, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, had pledged to release political detainees to pave the way for a dialogue between the Sudanese factions.
And last April, the Sudanese authorities released several civilian leaders who had been arrested in a security crackdown.