Sudan’s army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has lifted the state of emergency imposed since the October 25 coup, a day after new deadly anti-coup protests.
The Transitional Sovereign Council said in a statement on Sunday that Burhan “issued a decree lifting the state of emergency nationwide.”
According to the statement, the decision was aimed to create the right atmosphere for “a fruitful and meaningful dialogue that achieves stability during the transitional period.”
Earlier in the day, the Sudanese Security and Defence Council recommended lifting the state of emergency across the country and releasing all detainees under the law.
The Sudanese military, led by Burhan, seized power last October, after detaining Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other civilian leaders and dissolving the year-old transitional government as well as the joint ruling military-civilian sovereign council formed after the 2019 ouster of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.