One week after the dismissal of Omar Al Bashir, the Sudanese people are still gaining ground. The army allegedly gave in to the street yesterday by transferring the former dictator to the infamous Kober prison in northern Khartoum. Ironically, it is in the sinister jails of this penitentiary that the old regime used to imprison its political opponents. Beyond incarceration, this strong move by the Transitional Military Council could pave the way for a transfer of Omar Al Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The former Marshal, who remained in power for nearly 30 years, is under two arrest warrants issued by the ICC in 2009 and 2010 for crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of genocide committed in Darfur. Since 2003, the civil war raging in this western province of Sudan has made according to UN figures some 300,000 dead and 2.5 million displaced.
General Burhan author of the worst atrocities in Darfur
Earlier this week, at one of the IDP camps in this remote area of Khartoum, 14 people died in violent clashes. Some people talk about clashes between supporters of the Darfurian rebellion and army auxiliaries. Many sources also point to a major upsurge of tension in the province. An additional nervousness directly related to the political events that shake the capital. For Jibril Ibrahim, leader of the Justice and Equality Movement, one of the armed groups in the region, Darfurians are very concerned about the people who currently run the country. "The men at the head of the Military Council, whether General Burhan or his deputy Hemiti, are the perpetrators of the worst atrocities in Darfur. Burhan is responsible for the deaths of many civilians in the Jabel Mara region, he burned many villages. He also created the Janjaweed militias, Hemiti's rapid support forces. They are war criminals, "yesterday told RFI the rebel leader.
For political opponents, caution remains
This feeling of mistrust and urgency really crosses a whole country driven by one and the same desire: to make the military power give way to a civilian government as soon as possible. For some political opponents, such as the Sudanese Communist Party (PCS), caution remains. While they appreciated and welcomed the release of their general secretary, Muhammad Mukhtar Al Khatib, as well as that of another member of the Central Committee, the SCP also demands, like the Sudanese revolutionaries, "an immediate transfer of power. to the representatives of the people "and warns" against a classical palace coup ".