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GENEVA — Britain mentioned on Monday that it had requested that the U.N. Human Rights Council convene an emergency session on Sudan following final week’s army coup.

The request was despatched to the president of the 47-member Geneva discussion board on behalf of 18 member states, greater than the one-third required to convene a particular session. It was backed by 30 nations with observer standing, together with the US.

“The actions of the Sudanese army are a betrayal of the revolution, the transition & the hopes of the Sudanese folks,” Simon Manley, Britain’s ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, mentioned in a tweet.

Final week, Sudan’s army took energy in a coup, detaining civilian officers and politicians, and promising to ascertain a brand new authorities of technocrats. The coup has been met with opposition and avenue demonstrations during the last week. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; modifying by Giles Elgood)