Fayez al-Silik, former media advisor to Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, said that the measures adopted by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan against Hamdok’s government were “political piracy and a hijacking of the transitional phase in Sudan and a transformation of political openness into a totalitarian path.”

Al-Silik added, during his participation in the "Evening Program" on Al-Jazeera Mubasher, on Saturday, that "the revolution of the Sudanese people and the million demonstrations nullified the scenario of the hijacking of the revolution."

Al-Silik, who spent about a month in the Khartoum Bahri prison after his participation in the “evening programme,” explained that the arrest came in the context of the military component’s measures to control Sudanese political life and muzzle all mouths opposing this policy.

Al-Silik was surprised by the participation of some civil political forces in these procedures and their defense, even though they were unacceptable and unjustified procedures for all Sudanese politicians.

The Sudanese politician stressed that throughout the arrest period, he was not investigated and no charges were brought against him, adding that he demanded a public trial before the Sudanese judiciary to defend his positions against the military component and his responsibility in hijacking the Sudanese revolution.

Regarding the conditions of detention, Al-Silik revealed that he was subjected to solitary confinement and complete isolation from what is happening in Sudan and abroad for a period of two weeks.

He continued, "The intelligence and security officers inside the prison told him, along with the rest of the political detainees, including ministers and activists in the Forces of Freedom and Change, that they were guests of the intelligence service officers."

He added, "Inside the prison, we were a group of the Forces for Freedom and Change, along with members of Abdullah Hamdok's government, isolated from the outside world."

He explained that they were unaware of the signing of the new political declaration between Sudanese Army Commander Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok.

"We have no hand in this agreement and we are not a party to it, and it is an agreement that does not mean the components of freedom and change and the real political forces in Sudan, with our appreciation for the return of Hamdok and the release of the rest of the political detainees," Selik said.

The leader of the Forces of Freedom and Change stressed that a large number of political detainees have been released and there are expectations that the rest will be released within the next few days, stressing that there is a clause in the new political declaration signed between Al-Burhan and Hamdok stressing the need to release all political detainees.

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