Here are the key points of the military statement made on TV a few moments ago:

  • President Omar al-Bashir will be arrested and taken to a safe place
  • There will be a three-month state of emergency
  • The military will supervise a two-year transition period
  • A military transitional council will be established to supervise the period of transition, details of that council will be made in a later statement
  • The 2005 constitution will be cancelled

In addition the Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf insisted that human rights will be observed and made a plea that citizens tolerate security measures that will be implemented.