Figures and entities opposed to the coup in Sudan did hesitate in airing their of the army, after the execution of 7 soldiers held as POWs held by the Ethiopian authorities.
Political figures and forces opposed to the military coup in Sudan condemned the Ethiopian authorities’ execution of Sudanese prisoners (7 military and one civilian) after they were taken from the border area of al-Fashaga.
The Sudanese army revealed the killings and displayed pictures of the soldiers’ dead bodies publicly on social media .
The Forces for Freedom and Change, the Central Council Group, said, in a statement revealed to AlTaghyeer, that they condemn what they described as a “treacherous attack, which is inconsistent with international laws and norms and the good relations between the two peoples.”
The FFC described what happened as a war crime, and a violation of international conventions regarding the treatment of prisoners of war.
“We extend our sincerest condolences to the families of the Al-Fashqa martyrs, the armed forces, their friends and acquaintances, and we ask God for mercy and acceptance,” the statement added.
The leader of the Sudanese Congress Party, Khaled Omar Youssef, demanded that the Ethiopian authorities be held accountable for the incident.
“The Ethiopian authorities bear the responsibility for these events,” he said in a post on his official social media accounts.
The leader of the National Umma Party, Maryam al-Mahdi, commented on the incident, stressing that it “contradicts the laws and customs of war and international humanitarian law.”
The leader of the SPLM armed resistance in the north, Yasser Saeed Arman, described the execution as a “heinous crime and a war crime.”
“It harms the historical relations of the two countries, and the values of the African Union,” he said.
Border tension between the two neighboring countries had escalated at the end of 2020 after the Sudanese army recovered its lands in Al-Fashaga after decades of occupation by Ethiopian forces and militias.