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UN reiterates condemnation excessive use of force in Sudan

UN reiterates condemnation excessive use of force in Sudan

United Nations, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General´s spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric on Thursday reaffirmed the UN strongly condemns repeated use of excessive force against peaceful protesters in Sudan.
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He also called de facto authorities and security forces to act with restraint and refrain from committing further human rights violations.

Following recent coup and wave of protests in Khartoum and other Sudanese cities, the UN has once again seen how Sudanese authorities use excessive force against protesters, the spokesperson said.

About 15 people died due to these actions, while exact number of injuries has yet to be confirmed, Mr. Dujarric added.

In this way, the death toll of peaceful civilian protesters rose to 37 since the beginning of protests opposing the Oct. 25 coup, Dujarric said.

Freedom of speech and assembly are fundamental human rights granted to all Sudanese, and they should have the opportunity to protest peacefully and without fear of reprisals.

Civic organizations in Sudan have condemned Wednesday’s clashes between police and protesters in Khartoum, leaving over 10 dead and 80 injured.

Previously, the Sudanese Professionals Association and physicians condemned that the security forces attacked protesters with firearms and tear gas.

On the other hand, law enforcement reported that 90 police agents and 30 civilians were injured during the street actions that occurred in the last hours


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