YEMEN Press Agency

Sudan: Several minsters arrested and Hamdok under house arrest

KHARTOUM, Oct. 25 (YPA) – A political earthquake struck Sudan early Monday, which could ravage the fragile democracy in which the African country lives following the revolution against the former President Omar al-Bashir’s regime .

A number of ministers were arrested, led by the Sudanese Prime Minister’s media advisor, Faisal Mohammed Saleh, Industry Minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh, and Cabinet Affairs Minister Khaled Omar Yusuf.

The security force also arrested a civilian member of the Sovereignty Council, Mohammed al-Jawki Suleiman.

Media reported that Abdalla Hamdok was placed under house arrest after a security force besieged  his home.

The Sudanese Professionals Association, a revolutionary pro-democracy force, said most members of Sudan’s cabinet and sovereign council have been arrested.

No Sudanese security agency has so far announced its responsibility for the arrests, and the Sudanese army or the head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has not yet issued any statements on the incident.

The Sudanese capital Khartoum witnessed the closure of major roads and the massive security deployment. Internet services have also been cut off.

The revolutionary forces, led by the Sudanese Professionals Association, called for a military move aimed at seizing power.

The Sudanese professionals called on the masses of the Sudanese people, their revolutionary forces and resistance committees in the neighborhoods in all cities and villages to get out of the streets and occupy them completely, and to prepare to resist any military coup regardless of the forces behind it.

The Sudanese Professionals’ Association confirmed that most members of the Council of Ministers and the Sovereign Council of Sudan have been arrested.