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EU denounces military action in Sudan

BRUSSELS, Oct 25 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU), Monday, condemned the detention of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other members of the civilian leadership by Sudan's military forces.
"We call on the security forces to immediately release those they have unlawfully detained. The actions of the military represent a betrayal of the revolution, the transition, and the legitimate requests of the Sudanese people for peace, justice and economic development," said EU High Representative in a statement.
He stressed that the right of peaceful protest must be respected and violence and bloodshed must be avoided at all cost.
Borrell also urged communication networks to be open.
"The EU will continue to support those working for a democratic Sudan with a fully legitimate civilian government ensuring peace, freedom and justice for the Sudanese people. This remains the best guarantee for the long-term stability of the country and the broader regions," he added. (end) nk.gta