Sudan: Police Chief, deputy dismissed over connection with deposed Omar Bashir

Sudan’s Prime Minister Sunday dismissed the country’s head of internal security and his deputy after protests called for measures against officials linked to ousted President Omar al-Bashir, Anadolu news agency reports.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok took to Twitter to announce the dismissal of Ezz Eldin Sheikh Ali and Othman Mohamed Younes. The officials have replaced.

Though Hamdok provided no reason for their replacement, the move, the Turkish news agency reports, follows nationwide protests on June 30 calling for wide-ranging political, legal and economic reforms after nearly a year since the formation of the transitional government.

Ali, aged 58, joined the police forces since in 1985 and has worked in various units.

Bashir who ruled Sudan for 3 decades was topped in April 2019 by the army following a mass and nationwide protests against life hardship.

The former leader was sentenced in December to years in prison for corruption. He is also facing other charges over obstruction to the constitution over the 1989 military coup he led.

Hamdok was appointed last year following a power sharing deal between the army and civilians inked in July.

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