On Saturday, December 10, 2022, the “Sudan Doctors Committee” announced the death of a 17-year-old boy due to his injuries sustained by a Sudanese Forces teargas canister fired at him during a protest on October 25, 2022, in Port Sudan city.
The committee said: “Al-Tayyib Babiker Al-Tayyib 17, has died due to being injured in the demonstrations in Port Sudan on October 25.”
“He was hit with a tear gas canister in the neck, which led to the fracture of the second cervical vertebra, and he stayed in intensive care until he died today, Saturday”, the committee added.
The total death toll since October 25, 2021 has risen to 122.
The UN expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Adama Dieng, recently called on the Sudanese army to “put an end to the excessive use of force and lift the state of emergency in the country”.
Diang expressed concern about the negative impacts of the state of emergency on human rights, attacks on medical facilities and health personnel, harassment of media and journalists, arbitrary arrests, detention of protesters and human rights activists, and the use of torture and other ill-treatment.