Sudan prosecutors accuse ex-PM Hamdok of 'inciting war': state TV

AFP , Thursday 4 Apr 2024

Sudan's prosecution accused on Wednesday former prime minister Abdalla Hamdok of "inciting war against the state" and other charges that could carry the death penalty, according to state television.

File Photo - Sudanese former Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok .AP



Fifteen other people, including journalists and politicians who like Hamdok live abroad, face similar charges such as "violating the constitution".

Hamdok, Sudan's most prominent civilian politician, was the country's first premier in a fragile transition following a popular uprising after decades under Omar al-Bashir's rule.

Hamdok was placed under house arrest after an October 2021 coup by former allies military chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and paramilitary leader Mohamed Hamdan Daglo.

After a brief reinstatement, Hamdok resigned in January 2022 and fled to Abu Dhabi.

He has since re-emerged as part of a new coalition known as Taqadum.

Sudan's war has claimed thousands of lives and displaced more than 8.5 million people, according to the UN.

Hamdok has been in talks for several months with Sudanese and regional figures in a bid to put an end to the war.

These efforts have seen Daglo, who heads the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), embrace Hamdok.

Tom Perriello, a former congressman recently named to a new position of US special envoy for Sudan, had said that talks to end the Sudan war could start around April 18.

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