KHARTOUM, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Sudan's acting attorney general on Saturday issued a decision to form a higher committee to supervise investigation on corruption, public funds and criminal cases in relation to recent protests, official SUNA news agency reported.
Al-Waleed Sid-Ahmed Mahmoud also issued a letter to the chief of National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on lifting immunity of NISS' members suspected of involvement in the killing of the activist Ahmed Al-Khair in Khashm el-Girba area in eastern Sudan during the popular protests.
On April 16, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, chairman of the Transitional Military Council, issued a decision to relieve Attorney General Omer Ahmed Mohamed Abdel-Salam, First Assistant Attorney General Husham Osman Ibrahim and the head of the public prosecutions Amer Ibrahim Majid from their posts.
The reshuffle in the judicial system apparently is aimed at meeting a top demand by the Sudanese protesters, who have continued their sit-in in front of the army's headquarters in the capital Khartoum despite the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir on April 11.
Sudan's Transitional Military Council is tasked with running the country's affairs following the downfall of al-Bashir's regime.