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Sudanese doctors protest security forces attack at anti-coup rally

Sudanese doctors took him to the city of Khartoum with a photo of a colleague they said was killed by security forces who fired tear gas in the hospital during an anti-coup d’etat protest.

Medical demonstrations were the latest in a crisis-stricken African country that has been boiling since the October 25 coup. (AFP)

Sudanese doctors protested a violent attack by security forces targeting medical personnel at a rally in a democratic movement after a military coup last year.

“During all the protests, they fire tear gas in the hospital where I work,” one doctor, Houda Ahmad, said at a rally in Khartoum on Sunday.

“They can even attack us in the intensive care unit,” she added at the rally, where medical personnel carried a photo of a colleague who said they were killed.

The demonstration is the latest in a crisis-stricken Northeast African country, and protesters in the north have also blocked roads to dispel anger over the electricity price hike announced last week. Since then it has been frozen.

Sudan’s October 25 coup, led by military leader General Abdel Fatta Albahan, makes a fragile transition to civilian rule that began with the expulsion of influential Omar al-Bashir in 2019 following a youth-led mass protest. I made it crazy.

The acquisition of military power has sparked international protests, and another rally on Monday has spawned a new wave of protests as expected.

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Pandemic and poverty

In the turmoil of the last few months, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdock was detained and later returned, but then resigned, warning that Sudan was at a dangerous crossroads threatening its “survival.”

The deadly crackdown has killed 64 protesters, according to medical officials who support democratization. A police general was also killed in street violence that rocked Sudan, one of the poorest countries in the world.

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said last week that there have been 11 confirmed attacks on Sudanese medical facilities since November.

“While ambulances, medical personnel and patients seek safety, they are aware of their interception,” WHO said.

It demanded that the attacks “stop now” and pointed out that they threatened the medical services needed more than ever during the Covid pandemic.

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Source: AFP

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