The number of victims of protests demanding civilian rule in Sudan since October 25, has risen to 91.
On March 26, Ibrahim Hajir, 21, died of his injuries after being shot, at the hands of security forces during a protest on January 13 in Omdurman city. Hajir “was lying in the hospital during the previous periods due to his injury until he died on March 26,” according to Sudan Doctors Committee.
The UN Human Rights Expert for Sudan Adama Dieng at the press conference had 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 at the negative effects of the State of Emergency on human rights, attacks on medical facilities and medical personnel, harassment of media and journalists, arbitrary arrests and detention of protesters and human rights activists, and use of torture and other ill-treatment.
Since October 25, 2021, Sudan has been witnessing a severe crisis following the decisions made by the Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, who announced a state of emergency, the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council, and the dismissal of the governors, after the arrest of party leaders, ministers and officials. Since then, regular demonstrations have been taking place in rejection of these measures, which civilians considered a “military coup.”