According to the country’s ruling sovereign council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has removed Sudan’s state of emergency, which was declared following a coup on October 25 last year.
The council claimed in a statement on Sunday that al-Burhan “signed a proclamation lifting the state of emergency nationwide.”
The decision was made, according to the Transitional Sovereign Council, to establish the ideal environment for “a fruitful and meaningful conversation that ensures stability during the transitional phase.”
The decision occurred following a meeting with senior military officials, who recommended lifting the state of emergency and releasing those imprisoned under emergency laws.
It also came after UN special representative Volker Perthes’ latest appeals for the state of emergency to be lifted following the deaths of two protestors during anti-coup demonstrations on Saturday.
According to pro-democracy medics, Sudan has been rocked by enormous protests since the coup, which have been met with a violent crackdown that has killed about 100 people and injured hundreds more.