Khartoum, 25 October, 2021 / 11:00 pm (ACI Africa).
There is need for the international community to put pressure on the military in Sudan to show respect and value for human life, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said a day after the country’s army seized power in a coup.
In an interview with ACI Africa Tuesday, October 26, Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille said the military coup that took place on Monday, October 25 is a retrogression that brings Sudan “back to the military junta rule.”
“We hear of the death of the people who express their feelings towards the coup against civilian governments,” Bishop Tombe Trille said in reference to the reported death of civilians who were among protesters demanding the return of civilian rule in the Northeast African nation.
The Sudanese Catholic Bishop added, “The international community should put their pressure on the junta to value the life of their citizens.”
On October 25, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan who was at the helm of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, the country’s power-sharing ruling entity, announced the dissolution of the Council and civilian rule, the detention of political leaders, and called a state of emergency across the country.