In response to the Sudan Professionals Association's (SPA) call to support a civilian-led transitional authority following April's military takeover, mass protests reportedly took place in more than ten major towns and cities, including
Despite the Transitional Military Council's (TMC) total shutdown of the internet on 10 June, the scale and breadth of Sunday's protests appear to have been unprecedented in recent Sudanese history, according to the UN rights office, OHCHR.
She recounted that a senior
The SPA-affiliated Sudanese Doctors Central Committee also reported that live bullets were allegedly fired by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and other security forces in
And on Monday morning, the tortured bodies of three local activists were found in
OHCHR said allegations had been made that police and RSF – which consists of many former Janjaweed fighters from
“The RSF were alleged to have been heavily implicated in the mass violations in early June,” said
The UN rights chief noted that earlier calls for investigations into the killings, attacks on medical facilities and thousands of reported rapes and sexual assaults that took place since 3 June had gone unheeded and that her 7 June offer to deploy a UN human rights monitoring team to examine allegations of human rights violations had gone unanswered.
It is essential there are prompt, transparent and independent investigations into how all these people lost their lives
SOURCE UN News Centre