Martyrs families say accountability a must for senior offices

The families of the slain protesters of the December 2018 Revolution said all who “planned, orchestrated and carried out the killings of the martyrs,” including the senior military leaders in the Sudanese army, must be held accountable.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The “Organization of the Families of the Martyrs of the December 2018 Revolution” announced it completely rejects not holding senior leaders in the Sudanese army accountable for the “murders of the martyrs.”

Recently, news broke of a political settlement between the military component and the Forces of Freedom and Change – the Central Council, aimed at resolving the political crisis in Sudan.

The news stated that the settlement would impose specific stipulations, in which the army will leave power, but could also see some of its senior officers evade accountability for the murder of peaceful.

The families’ organization said in a press clarification on Friday that the tripartite mechanism –the United Nations, the African Union and IGAD— requested to meet last Tuesday.

According to the families, the meeting suggested that “only those who fired at and confessed to firing at protesters be tried, while high army commands like Al-Burhan and Hemedti will not be tried.”

“This shows that they were making scapegoats out of junior officers and soldiers,” the families said.

The organization stuck to its position rejecting anyone “negotiating on our behalf” and that they would determine its own demands.

The organization also indicated that last on Wednesday, the Freedom and Change Forces, as well as the UN mission UNITAMS, requested a meeting on the same subject.

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