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Security forces shoot dead at least seven protesters in Sudan

  • The mobilization was protesting against the military government that has taken control of the country after the October coup

At least seven civilians have been killed by security forces shooting at demonstrators

during the protests this Monday in a new day of Demonstrations against the military government established after the coup . In addition, the Committee has denounced that there are “numerous wounded” by shots that are already being treated by health personnel. With these, there are already 71 deaths due to the military repression of the protests since the coup of October 25.

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The Committee of Sudanese doctors have reported these deaths and have denounced this “massacre”. “The forces of the military junta continue to perpetrate massacres, facing peaceful Sudanese protesters with lethal force,” the Committee has assured through its Facebook page, a usual source of balances of injuries after the demonstrations. “The entire world must pay close attention and take strong action to stop these deliberate and heinous crimes against the people of Sudan, who continue to push peacefully and persistently for a free, peaceful, just and democratic country,” he stressed. The military have used

tear gas, sound bombs and have opened fire on the thousands of protesters who have marched this Monday towards the capital, Khartoum, from the twin cities of North Khartoum and Omdurman. There have also been demonstrations in other cities in the country, according to the daily 'Sudan Ajbar'. Even before the start of the demonstrations there have been numerous arrests of young people and activists from the Resistance Committees in the three cities: Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman. The military have also broken into hospitals in recent days to detain wounded people.

At least 71 people have died in the repression of the Sudanese forces against the demonstrations since the coup d'état of October 25 that ended up consolidating the military in power in the figure of the president of the Sovereign Transitional Council and head of the Sudanese Army, Abdelfatá al Burhan. The UN presented a week ago an initiative to open a dialogue process that included the military, for which several sectors of civil society have rejected the proposal, considering that it legitimizes the coup plotters.

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