Sudanese Protesters seek justice for dead comrades

Sudanese protesters took to the streets near the presidential palace on Thursday, seeking justice for comrades killed in demonstrations that rocked the country since December.

Mobilised by protest umbrella the Forces for Freedom and Change, demonstrators also urged the new authorities to appoint a permanent chief of judiciary and prosecutor general.

“Blood for blood,we won’t accept compensation!” chanted the crowds near the palace in Khartoum, many carrying Sudanese flags and photographs of those killed in protest related violence.

 

More than 250 people have been killed since protests erupted in December, first against now-ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir and later against a military council that deposed him.

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In August, Sudan embarked on a transition to civilian rule thanks to a power-sharing deal signed between protest leaders and the generals, and a joint civilian-military ruling body was sworn in.

That body headed by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who also led the military council before it was dissolved last month now sits at the presidential palace.

At least 127 demonstrators were killed in a crackdown in early June at a weeks-long sit-in outside military headquarters in Khartoum, according to doctors linked to the protest movement.

Source: AFP

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