Sudan Judges Condemn Army’s ‘Heinous Violations’

Written by on January 20, 2022

Dozens of Sudanese judges and prosecutors have condemned the killing of more than 70 protesters since October’s coup and have called for a criminal investigation.

Frequent protests have been met with ‘live gunfire and tear gas’ and thousands are once again out on the streets of the capital Khartoum.

A statement from 55 judges to the head of the judiciary said military leaders had carried out heinous violations against defenceless protesters.

The Sudanese police say “dozens of officers have also been injured.” Separately, more than 100 prosecutors have said they are stopping work in protest at the violations by security forces.

Sudan’s acting information minister said “an investigation would be carried out into the deaths of seven protesters on Monday.”

VON


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