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Patient dies in protest against Sudan’s junta

A man standing on the balcony of a hospital was killed in a drifting bullet fired by security forces as residents of the capital Khartoum and other cities protested last year’s military coup, medical officials said. increase.

Regular protests have shaken countries in Northeast Africa since Army staff Abdel Fatta Albahan led a military takeover in October. (AFP)

A Sudanese man was shot dead when UN rights experts arrived in the country because security forces cracked down on a rally against a military coup last year, medical officials said.

A 51-year-old man was beaten “a bullet is alive in his chest” on Sunday, and a Sudanese medical committee said a crackdown on the opposition to the coup killed 82 people.

“The martyr was a patient in a hospital in Khartoum North … and went out to get air after suffering from shortness of breath due to a violent fire of tear gas that filled the ward,” the Commission added. I did. Then he was shot dead.

Thousands of people gathered in the capital Khartoum on Sunday, carrying the Sudanese flag and posters of others killed during demonstrations in recent months, according to AFP correspondents.

Security forces fired tear gas, injuring several protesters heading to the presidential palace, according to correspondents, who were also used in nearby Omdurman and North Khartoum.

Since Army staff Abdel Fatta Albahan led a military takeover in October, regular protests have shaken countries in Northeast Africa and sparked international criticism.

UN human rights expert Adama Dieng is visiting Sudan until Thursday on a trip originally scheduled last month but postponed at the request of Sudanese authorities.

One demonstrator, 24-year-old Thoyaba Ahmed, told Agence France-Presse, and another demonstrator, Wadah Khaled, said, “We are ready to protest all year round.”

“We have to make sacrifices to solve the country’s problems,” said another demonstrator, 25-year-old Arij Salah.

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The October acquisition upset a well-negotiated transition between military and civilian leaders following the 2019 expulsion of President Omar al-Bashir.

Although Sudan has repeatedly denied firing at protesters, Human Rights Watch quoted witnesses detailing how security forces fired “live” and tear gas containers “directly” at the crowd. ..

Volker Perthes, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations twitter On Sunday, he met with rights expert Dien on his “first official visit” to Sudan.

“Dien will meet with senior Sudanese government officials, representatives of civil society organizations, human rights advocates, heads of UN agencies and diplomats,” the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement this week.

Separately, dozens of people gathered outside the Khartoum court complex to protest the trials of several people during the Bashir era, AFP correspondents said.

At trial is former Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gandour, who was charged with plotting a coup in 2020.

Gandor’s family said last month that they had launched a hunger strike in prison with several former government officials.

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Source: AFP

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