The ongoing protests in Sudan were addressed by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani during a statement delivered in Geneva on Friday.
«They [the people] are not happy with what happened yesterday and that the protests will continue, which, again, is why we are calling on the authorities to address the people's demands,» said Shamdasani.
The UN... Еще spokesperson also said «it is encouraging that there was no violence overnight even though the curfew that had been imposed was not respected by peaceful protesters» and asked Sundanese government to include civil society in the process of choosing the future leader of the nation.
«We also understand that the announcement that was made yesterday didn't indicate any possibility for people to participate in this transition, which is why we are, again, calling on the authorities to ensure that there's a concerted effort with the meaningful participation of civil society, of dissenting voices, in charting a way forward.»
Former President Omar Al-Bashir was removed from office and placed under house arrest on Thursday by the Sudanese military, after almost four months of street demonstrations calling for his resignation.
Protests calling for civilian rule have continued throughout Sudan, following the announcement of a state of emergency and a two-year period of rule via a transitional military council by Sudanese Defence Minister Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf on Thursday.
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