Carter Center Calls on Sudan’s Military to Reinstate Civilian Leadership


ATLANTA (Oct. 25, 2021) — The Carter Center condemns today’s coup d’etat in Sudan and calls upon Sudan’s military actors to immediately release detainees, allow peaceful demonstrations, and move swiftly to transfer leadership of the government to civilian control, maintaining the agreed-upon transitional schedule.

“General al-Burhan should respect the terms of the Constitutional Charter, chief among them transferring power to civilian rule according to the established timetable,” said Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center. “This seizure of power and the use of force against citizens contradicts the rule of law and democratic principles to which the Sudanese people aspire.”

According to credible news reports, two demonstrators have been killed and at least 88 others injured in demonstrations in Khartoum. The Carter Center condemns the use of violence and joins Sudanese citizens, including Sudan’s youth, in calling for the release of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and all cabinet members, a restoration of the council of ministers, and the rapid formation of the long-delayed transitional legislative council, as stipulated in the Constitutional Charter of 2019.


مركز كارتر يدعو السودان إلى إستعادة السلطة المدنية


Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison,              

The Carter Center
Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope.

A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.