Su­danese of­fi­cial counts 24 peo­ple killed in protests

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Amer Ibrahim, head of a panel set up by the pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice to in­ves­ti­gate the vi­o­lence that oc­curred dur­ing the Su­danese ral­lies which started three weeks ago, stated that 24 Su­danese peo­ple were killed since the be­gin­ning of these protests.

Ibrahim ex­plained that “the to­tal num­ber of peo­ple dead in­cluded three in the state of the White Nile, nine in El-Gadarif ,six in the River Nile, three in the north, and three in Om­dur­man.”

This came af­ter the Su­danese op­po­si­tion pre­vi­ously stated that about 43 peo­ple died since the be­gin­ning of the demon­stra­tions.

Three peo­ple were killed dur­ing a protest which took place last Wed­nes­day in the city of Om­dur­man, when they were de­mand­ing that Su­danese Pres­i­dent Omar Al-Bashir step down.

Last week, the Su­danese In­te­rior Min­is­ter, Ahmed Bi­lal Os­man ,said that the au­thor­i­ties ar­rested 816 in­di­vid­u­als dur­ing the ri­ots.

Thou­sands of anti-gov­ern­ment pro­test­ers took to the streets of Khar­toum, the Su­danese cap­i­tal, and other cities across the coun­try. On 19 De­cem­ber, se­cu­rity forces fired tear gas and stun grenades to dis­perse the crowds, AFP re­ported.

The eco­nomic con­di­tions in Su­dan have been de­te­ri­o­rat­ing in the past re­cent months, par­tic­u­larly af­ter the cur­rency de­val­u­a­tion which took place ear­lier, caus­ing prices to surge.

Three peo­ple were killed dur­ing a protest which took place last Wed­nes­day in the city of Om­dur­man

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