Sudanese coup authorities announced on Sunday that 58 police personnel had been injured during protests. Medics reported that violence by security forces had caused more than 200 injuries among demonstrators. Injuries include live bullet in stomach and live bullet to chest.
Sudanese coup authorities announced on Sunday that 58 police personnel had been injured during protests the previous day against military rule, and that tear gas had been used only to confront attacks on security facilities and vehicles, the military controlled state TV reported. We have no information on what these injuries consist of. Or who treated and reported them.
Injuries among protesters include live shot in basin, live bullet in shoulder, live bullet in stomach and live gunshot wound to chest. Among other wounds. Far more than 200 victims of military violence. Deaths can be expected among the wounded.
The Khartoum military security committee’s statement added that 114 people had been arrested and faced prosecution after Saturday’s protests.
Medics reported earlier that violence by security forces had caused more than 200 injuries among demonstrators. Including eight with live bullet wounds.
At the same time, the Sudan Doctors’ Committee, a trusted source, reports that a police force stormed the Port Sudan Teaching Hospital in search of protesters on December 25 and arrested a wounded rebel and a number of medical personnel who was present at the hospital. This was the second similar incident during the day.
Furthermore, the committee reports that the coup forces are firing tear gas and stun grenades into the hospitals.
At least 48 people have been killed in crackdowns on protests against the coup, the medics say.
Internet and phone communications were disrupted on Saturday, and coup forces fired tear gas as they blocked protesters from reaching the presidential palace. We have also received reports of extensive thefts and robberies committed by the coup forces.
Image: Hossam el-Hamalawy