A unarmed protester was shot and killed in the Sudanese city of Omdurman. It was the 100th Martyr since al-Burhan’s military coup last October. It was the second death after the lifting of a state of emergency on May 29. Coup leaders have promised investigations into the deaths.
OMDURMAN June 7: A unarmed protester was shot and killed in the Sudanese city of Omdurman on Monday by coup forces, medics say, making them the 100th protester killed in anti-coup demonstrations since October.
The protester, the second death after the lifting of a state of emergency on May 29, was most likely killed by buckshot, said the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors.
Coup leaders have promised investigations into the deaths. Protests flared in Omdurman on Monday in response to a visit by the coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
The Central Sudan Medical Committee has commented on the murder: “The soul of a martyr rose. He was injured by scattered gunfire – most likely with a cartridge gun in the chest launched by the coup forces in Omdurman city while suppressing the escalation of peaceful demonstrations today, June 6, 2022.”
“Lives are not numbers that are counted and counted, and it is not easy to harvest by the oppressive machine of forces whose position is to protect the lives of their citizens, or if they were not killed as they claim, these forces since October 25 have not been able to identify the perpetrators of these crimes against our people.”
“With this, the total number of martyrs of our people who have been counted by the Committee since the 25th October coup to (100) martyrs who remain landmarks of the glorious December Revolution and will be immortalized in history forever.”
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The Embassies of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the UK, USA and the Delegation of the EU to Sudan note with deep regret and concern the death of the 100th civilian killed in protests since the military coup of October 25, 2021.
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