AU suspends membership of military-led Sudan

African Union suspended Thursday membership of Sudan citing the brutal crackdown of military on protesters lately in which dozens of people have been killed.

A Twitter post by AU’s Peace and Security Department reads the country will be suspended until effective civilian-led transitional authority is established as it may end the current political crisis.

According to Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) more than 100 people have been lately killed after longtime leader Omar al-Bashir was overthrown and military came to power with promise to handover the control of governing the nation on civilian.

CCSD added the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) forty bodies were pulled Tuesday from Nile River and taken to unknown location.

However, a health ministry officially was quoted saying just 61 people have been killed in the military crackdown on protesters in capital Khartoum.

Sudan’s pro-democracy leaders meanwhile have vowed to be continuing with their campaign demanding transfer of the power.

Earlier AU warned the suspension but deadline was extended.

A Twitter post by AU’s Peace and Security Department reads the country will be suspended until effective civilian-led transitional authority is established as it may end the current political crisis.

United Nations too has pulled all non-emergency staff from the country amid violence concerns.

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said, “The United States condemns the recent attacks on protesters in Sudan.”

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