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Sudan: Transitional gov't to dissolve ex-ruling party

Public order law, used to 'regulate women, youth behavior' during 30-year rule of ousted president, to be dropped

Mohammed Amin   | 29.11.2019
Sudan: Transitional gov't to dissolve ex-ruling party

KHARTOUM, Sudan

Sudanese transitional government decided to dissolve the former ruling party, according to local media early Friday.

The decision taken by a joint meeting between Sudan's Council of Ministers and the Sovereign Council approved a law to dissolve former ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and to confiscate all its properties including the offices in the country, said the Sudan TV.

According to the law, all institutions created by the former regime to support the NCP, will be dismantled.

The decision is not for revenge but to maintain justice and dignity for the Sudanese people, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Twitter.

The transitional government also decided to drop the "Public Order Law," which was in order during the 30-year rule of ousted President Omer al-Bashir," to regulate the behavior of women and youth".

According to the public order, Sudanese women have been flogged by 40 lashes over charges of "indecent dressing" and "indecent acts".

The NCP hasn’t yet commented on the new move.

The transitional government had frozen the ruling party assets and all its activities since the ousting of al-Bashir on April 12 by the army after long popular protests.

Bashir and other former government officials are in prison over charges of corruption, committing a military coup in 1989, and killing protesters.

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