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Sudan: Several dead in mass protests


In Sudan, military chief Al-Burhan has recently headed a transitional council. Now there were mass protests with several dead.

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Khartoum, Sudan: Mass protest of the democracy movement against the military rulers (30.10.2021)

Photo: Marwan Ali / dpa

At least five people have been killed in mass protests against the military leadership in Sudan.

The doctors' association announced on Saturday in the capital, Khartoum.

According to this, armed security forces are also said to have fired live ammunition.

Al Jazeera television reported that security forces had also used tear gas to disperse protests.

The police, on the other hand, spoke of a "minimal use of force".

She accused protesters of attacking police stations.

39 police officers are said to have been injured.

This information cannot be independently verified.

The mass protests were directed against the military, which took power on October 25 in the East African country with around 44 million inhabitants.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who previously headed a transitional government together with the now disempowered Prime Minister Abdullah Hamduk, had announced the dissolution of the civilian government and imposed a state of emergency.

Germany, the USA, the EU and the United Nations are pushing for the restoration of the civilian government.

Instead, the new military ruler Al-Burhan appointed himself chairman of a new sovereign council by decree on Thursday.

The commander of the controversial Rapid Support Forces military unit, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, has been appointed deputy to Al-Burhan.

Both Al-Burhan and Dagalo are believed to have been involved in serious human rights violations in the past.

The Sovereign Council includes three other generals and eight civilians.

jso / dpa

Source: spiegel

All news articles on 2021-11-13

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