Khartoum — The crisis between the military and civilian components of Sudan’s transitional government have escalated significantly after reports that the General Intelligence Service (GIS) issued a travel ban for 11 leading members of the Empowerment Removal Committee (ERC)*, including a member of the Sovereignty Council and a Minister.
Sources reported that the ban issued by the GIS includes ERC rotating chair and member of the Sovereignty Council Mohamed El Faki, Minister of Cabinet Affairs Khaled Omar, and ERC members Wajdi Saleh, Salah Mannaa, and Babikr Feisal.
The GIS denied the travel ban on state officials, and the agency’s media director confirmed the incorrectness of what some newspapers and media circulated about the travel ban. He said that the apparatus is an institution that abides by its duties as stipulated in the constitutional document and has nothing to do with the ban procedures.
The High Court Chamber in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, which is competent to consider appeals against the decisions of the ERC, decided to invalidate Chapter 21 concerning senior prosecutors and return them to work. On Tuesday, the department issued a decision to return 15 judicians to service.
The Appeals Department of Sudan’s High Court in Khartoum issued a ruling on October 7 which nullifies decisions of the ERC regarding the dismissal of judges, prosecutors, and other judicial employees. The committee rejected the ruling because of procedural flaws.
The Jurists Group decided to submit a memorandum of demand to the military component of the Sovereignty Council on Thursday, to demand the handover of power to the civilian component, in addition to monitoring all constitutional violations and opposing decisions issued by the High Court against the decisions of the dismantling committee.