April 30, 2019 / 11:20 AM / 4 months ago

Sudan's military rulers accept resignations of three of their members

Jalal Eldin, Member of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council speaks on the current situation in Sudan during a news conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) said on Tuesday it had accepted the resignations of three of its members.

The members, who resigned last week, include Lieutenant-General Omar Zain al-Abideen who headed the TMC’s political committee. The other two are Lieutenant-General Jalal al-Deen al-Sheikh and Lieutenant-General Al-Tayeb Babakr Ali Fadeel.

The Sudanese Professionals’ Association, the main protest organiser, had demanded that the three be dismissed, accusing them of involvement in a crackdown that killed dozens of protesters.

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing be Lena Masri; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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