WorldSudanese doctors: "the death toll rises to 15 dead"

Sudanese doctors: “the death toll rises to 15 dead”

AA / Khartoum

The Sudanese Medical Committee on Friday announced the death of a protester from gunshot wounds by the country’s military, bringing the death toll to 15 in protests against recent military measures.

The Committee (one of the components of the Association of Professionals) said in a statement: “Mohamed Anwar Ahmed, who was shot in the neck in the October 30 military coup, has died today. “.

“This brings the death toll to 15 during the protests,” he added.

Since last October 25, Sudan has been experiencing a serious crisis, the army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan declared a state of emergency in the country, dissolved the Sovereignty Council and the transition ministers, dismissed the governors and arrested party leaders, ministers and officials.

Following these decisions, the country has been the scene of popular protests opposed to al-Burhan’s decisions and repeated calls for civil disobedience. Internationally, several countries have criticized the military’s action, calling for the return of the transitional government.

Sudanese army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has issued a constitutional decree forming the new Transitional Sovereign Council he will head, Sudanese state television reported Thursday.

Al-Burhan, appointed as deputy (vice-president) Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as “Hemedti”, while postponing the appointment of the representative of eastern Sudan.

Before the measures of October 25, Sudan began, since August 21, 2019, a transition period of 53 months which was to end with the holding of elections in early 2024. Pending the electoral deadline, power was shared between the army, civil forces and armed movements which signed a peace agreement with the government on October 3.

* Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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