The number of testimonies of serious atrocities committed by coup forces is constantly increasing. General hooliganism, looting, theft and robbery, rape and murder. Nothing seems unaccustomed to Rapid Support Forces. The use of prohibited heavy weapons intended for military use has been frequent. Viewer discretion is advised
Crimes Against Humanity: The number of testimonies of serious atrocities committed by al-Burhan’s coup forces is constantly increasing. General hooliganism, looting, theft and robbery, rape and murder. Nothing seems unaccustomed to Rapid Support Forces. Nothing seems sacred to them. They seriously believe that no one can hold them accountable.
Let the world see how #SudanCoup forces treat peaceful protesters. They killed 4 with live ammunition today.
Protesters message is clear: no to military coup. #مليونية30ديسمبر pic.twitter.com/6fdsnWhnbZ
— Khalid Taha (@KhalidmeTaha) December 30, 2021
The use of heavy weapons intended for military use has been frequent. Footage shows that the Rapid Support Forces confronted the demonstrators with weapons that are prohibited from being used against civilians and in cities.
The Prohibited Weapons
The prohibited weapons used by Rapid Support Forces that can be seen in the various pictures are as follows.
- ZPU-4 a towed anti-aircraft gun
- ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft twin-barrelled autocannon
- ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns
- Khawad heavy machine gun 12.7 x 108 mm
— Mohamed Mustafa (@Moh_Gamea) December 30, 2021
The first three illegal weapons are of Russian manufacture. The last weapon is of Chinese manufacture. The Rapid Support Forces led by General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, owns the majority of the heavy weapons. For years, Human Rights Watch documented the abuses of his Rapid Support Forces (RSF), both in the capital and against the country’s marginalized populations.
Meanwhile, testimonies of inhuman atrocities continue to flow on twitter. Below you can take part of some of them.
— Moh@med (@mshagar) October 25, 2021
Government organizations and different considerable human rights groups have condemned the use of heavy arms against civilians as being in breach of humanitarian agreements that call for protecting civilians. Amnesty International has referred to the extremely violent military reaction in Sudan as lethal force.
Moreover, I think al-Burhan has lost all dignity, honor and identity.
He is an enemy of God, the Sudanese, and the humanity.