A doctors group reports that many of those injured suffered wounds caused by live fire.
In Sudan, four protestors were killed and two hundred injured, following security forces’ attack on demonstrations demanding a “civilian government” on Thursday afternoon, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD).
The non-governmental Committee has reported that forty of those injured suffered wounds caused by live fire, many of whom are in a critical condition. The cause of injury of others is as yet undetermined.
The CCSD has described the repression of protests as, “a full-blown crime against humanity; the authorities have launched a war against peaceful protesters.”
In their Thursday statement, the CCSD announced that four people had been killed, due to “the coup-leaders’ repression” of protests in the city of Omdurman, on the opposite bank of the Nile to Khartoum, the country’s capital.
Khartoum and several other cities across Sudan have seen protests against the political agreement between the president of the Sovereign Council, ‘Abd al-Fatah al-Burhan, and the prime minister, ‘Abdallah Hamduk. Protestors are demanding a return to democratic civilian rule.
One UN official has said on Twitter that such actions “contradict commitments made by the security forces to avoid such tactics, and undermines confidence”, and called for “an immediate end to this persistent trend.”
Since 25 October, Sudan has suffered a profound crisis, after the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, al-Burhan, initiated a state of emergency and dismissed the Sovereign Council, various transitional ministries, and regional governors, in addition to arresting various political leaders.
Protests against those measures, which many Sudanese describe as a “military coup”, began immediately and have continued since.