Sudan' military says protest leaders ignored Islamic Sharia

FILE - In this April 11, 2019 file photo, Sudanese celebrate after officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power in Khartoum, Sudan. As the uprising against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gained strength, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia began reaching out to the military through secret channels to encourage his removal from power. They had long viewed al-Bashir as a problem because of his close ties to Islamists. (AP Photo, File)

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan's ruling military council says a constitutional proposal from the protesters who drove the country's former president from power ignores the idea that Islamic Sharia law is the basis for the country's legislation.

Shams al-Deen al-Kabashi, spokesman for the council, said late Tuesday that council members have generally agreed with the protesters' proposals for a transition government.

But he said the proposal from the Forces of Declaration of Freedom and Change "failed to mention the sources of legislation, and the Islamic Sharia, norms and traditions should be the source of legislation."

The protesters called the council's response "disappointing."

Protest leaders demanding a speedy transition to civilian rule are locked in a standoff with the military, which removed former president Omar al-Bashir from office April 11 under pressure from the uprising.

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