Sudan: No Guarantees in Case of Dispersion of Sit-in

Sunday, 25 August, 2019 - 09:00
Khartoum- Ahmed Younes and Mohammed Amin Yassine

Professor of Physics Siddiq Tawer Kafi has stated that forming an independent investigation committee regarding the dispersion of the sit-in would introduce obstacles before the partnership between civilians and militants, especially with charges facing the militants.

Kafi denied the intention to offer any assurances to suspects since this would hinder a just investigation.

The nomination of Kafi as a member of the sovereign council has sparked a debate in addition to a regional and cultural campaign, because of his affiliation with Arab Socialist Baath Party.

Tawer accused the state and officials at Sudan People's Liberation Movement of leading the campaign against him.

Yet he emphasized that he was chosen based on standards of national and professional qualifications, despite belonging to the Arab Socialist Baath Party.

In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, he said that his presence in the council doesn't mean that he represents the South Kordofan and that finding a solution for war there might come from any person.

He added that his personal association with the region makes him aware of accurate details and the daily agony of war as well as its consequences on the community. This, therefore, facilitates resolving the crisis and settling peace.

Tawer said that he made direct contacts with leaders of Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North and they affirmed that the movement didn't take any stance against his candidacy.

He stressed that there must have been a misunderstanding, especially that the movement has its own official platforms where it can reveal its official standpoints if it wishes to.

Tawer informed Asharq Al-Awsat that the civilians at the council would be distributed over the committees that ruled the country before dissolving the military council, until an executive body is established.

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