Sudanese Barhan will dismiss senior intelligence, sources say

File Photo: General Abdel Fatta Albahan of Sudan attended a press conference in Paris, France, on May 17, 2021.Reuters / Sara Mesonier / Pool / File Photo

November 28, 2021

Khartoum (Reuters)-Sudanese military leaders have dismissed at least eight general intelligence personnel and replaced military intelligence directors to reassess the status of the highest intelligence agencies, two official sources said on Sunday. Told to.

The decision of the French government’s Prime Minister Abdel Fatta Albahan came a week after signing a contract to revive Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdock, who had been under house arrest in the October 25 coup.

Five of the dismissed officers were in senior positions and had been stationed before the overthrow of long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, sources said. On Saturday, official sources said Barhan had replaced the head of general intelligence.

After Hamdock’s return, it was not immediately clear how the decision could affect the balance of power https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/sudans-political-transition-balance. -2021-11-22. Hamdock was replaced by the country’s top two police officers on Saturday following deadly violence against antimilitarist protesters in recent weeks.

Prior to the coup, the military shared power with private groups who participated in the rebellion against Bashir. Many within those groups opposed the deal between Barhan and Hamdock, saying they wanted the military to leave politics.

One of the terms of the contract was the arrest of a political prisoner because the coup should be released. Some were released and some remained in custody.

The United States, Britain, and Norway, which lead Western foreign policy on Sudan, have called for the release of all those imprisoned for political beliefs throughout Sudan.

“These are the steps needed to rebuild trust and bring Sudan back to the path of freedom and democracy,” they said in a statement.

(Report by Khalid Abdelaziz, written by Enas Alashray and Aidan Lewis, edited by David Goodman and Louise Heavens)

Sudanese Barhan will dismiss senior intelligence, sources say

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