A protester was shot dead as anti-military protests flared in parts of Khartoum and nearby Omdurman on Thursday. He was hit by a shotgun fired by the coup forces in the town of Omdurman. Human Rights Watch stated “Since the coup, security forces have killed a hundred people. Yet, Sudan’s leaders continue to deny the use of lethal force”
OMDURMAN June 17: A protester was shot dead as anti-military protests flared in parts of Khartoum and nearby Omdurman on Thursday. In a statement issued by the Central Sudan Medical Committee, we are informed of the following. The soul of a martyr rose after he was shot scattered in the chest and abdomen.
It is likely that he was hit by a shotgun fired by the coup forces in the town of Omdurman while taking part in peaceful processions on Thursday 16 June.
“The silent parades of our people heading to the Palace and the Parliament of the People are exposed to excessive violence by the forces of the coup authority without any moral distinction”, stated Central Sudan Medical Committee.
This death increases the number of deaths caused by the coup forces to 102.
Human Rights Watch also stated today: “Since the coup, security forces have killed a hundred people, including at least 15 children, most recently two on May 28 and the one on June 5. Yet, Sudan’s leaders continue to deny the use of lethal force”.
– In Darfur civilians face large-scale attacks, particularly in west Darfur. An April attack in Kerenik town, killed at least 165 people, displaced 98,000 people, and destroyed significant civilian infrastructure.
– Government forces have repeatedly sat idle and failed to protect civilians. Rapid Support Forces, with a long history of abuse in Darfur, have repeatedly sided with Arab militia in attacks on civilians, HRW continues.