Sudan’s top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, dissolved the cabinet and the ruling combined military-civilian Sovereign Council on October 25 2021, putting an end to Sudan’s transition to full democratic administration following the toppling of tyrant Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
Burhan proclaimed a state of emergency and jailed Sudan’s civilian leadership, including Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and members of his government, in an act strongly denounced globally.
The actions of the Sudanese military are a betrayal of the revolution, the transition, and the hopes of the Sudanese people.British Ambassador Simon Manley said in a tweet announcing the request for the special session.
On Saturday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets around the country to protest the coup.
According to medics, at least three individuals were shot dead and more than 100 were injured during Saturday’s rallies, bringing the total number of persons murdered since the coup to 12.
The killings, as well as Reports of the use of live ammunition, were disputed by police.