FIFA defends VAR ahead of women's World Cup quarter-finals    Egypt-Germany trade volume hits 4.5 bln euros in 2018: Cabinet    Opioid use booming as tramadol crisis emerges in Africa: UN drug report    Lebanon opposes U.S. plan for Middle East – Prime Minister Hariri    UAE says 'scientific, convincing evidence' needed regarding Gulf tanker attacks    Trump: any Iranian attack on Americans will be met with ‘obliteration'    Ukraine government sets price cap for heating tariffs    Interview: Egypt targets non-financial IMF deal by October – FinMin    U.S.-China trade deal is 90% complete – Mnuchin    Martens sends Netherlands through to maiden quarter-finals    China urges Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs    European stocks to open lower after Fed cools rate cut hopes    Asian markets fall as Fed's Powell tempers rate cut expectations    Benin fight back to draw with 10-man Ghana in Nations Cup opener    BREAKING: Terrorist Hisham El-Ashmawy being retried in five cases for supporting, carrying out attacks    Egypt PM, Germany's Siemens discuss boosting cooperation    UK's BlueMac signs MOU with Egypt on establishing waste management joint venture    'Everything is stolen from us': Tunisians fight to preserve cultural heritage    Sisi praises Egyptian fans' behaviour during 2019 AFCON opener    Egypt dazzles us with a breath taking AFCON 2019 opening    Egypt makes winning start to Africa Cup of Nations    Egypt calls for speeding up talks on Ethiopia's GERD dam    Mourning a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend    Egypt says to launch hepatitis C medical examination initiative in Africa    China needs around $440 bln to clean up rural environment – People's Daily    Egypt slams Human Rights Watch director's tweets on Morsi's    Egypt trying to halt Tutankhamun statue sale in London    20 million drug tablets smuggling foiled in Damietta    Art Alert: Little Eagles to screen at KMT    New academic year to start 21 Sept: Egypt's Supreme Council of Universities    In Photos: Egyptian Museum in Tahrir inaugurates new path for the visually impaired    Playing victim    Morsi dies    A painless commute    United against corruption    Africa welcomed home    Food on Facebook    Beef olives with an Oriental twist    Tanker war puts pressure on Iran    Losing is not an option    Promoting football tourism    Al-Sisi in Eastern Europe    Singer Nesma Mahgoub at Cairo Opera House Summer Festival    Mervat Shazly showing at Salama art gallery    The mummies go to the NMEC    Muslim Brotherhood: Playing victim    Egypt FM spokesman condemns OHCHR statement on Morsi's death for 'lack of integrity and objectivity'    Saudi Arabia celebrates Eid al-Fitr with 13 Arab artists    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





UN condemns violence against Sudanese protesters
Six people were killed including army officer
Published in Daily News Egypt on 19 - 05 - 2019

A United Nations human rights expert, Aristide Nononsi, has condemned reports of excessive use of violence this week against protesters seeking a civilian-led transition in Sudan. Reports said at least six people were killed and about 100 were injured.
On 13 May, reports indicated unidentified forces allegedly wearing the uniforms of the Rapid Support Forces used live ammunition at protests in Khartoum, killing six people including an army officer. Two days later, reports said Rapid Support Forces fired live ammunition at protesters trying to prevent the removal of roadblocks to clear the way in front of the General Command of the Sudanese armed forces in central Khartoum.
The victims were shot in the head and chest, according to local reports. The shooting also injured 100 others who were protesting in the capital demanding a civilian government, according to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors.
Protesters said the army was responsible for the incident, but the military council blamed "unidentified elements."
While the Transitional Military Council and the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces opposition alliance announced progress toward an arrangement for the transitional period on 14 May, their talks were suspended following the violence on 15 May.
Nononsi, called on the Transitional Military Council to uphold its responsibility to provide protection for peaceful protesters all over Sudan, allowing them to express their views and concerns on the future of their country through peaceful means. He also urged the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces to also take appropriate measures in order to ensure peaceful protests and prevent provocative actions during protests.
Furthermore, Nononsi welcomed the Transitional Military Council's announcement on 13 May on the establishment of an investigative committee into the recent violence.
"The authorities must conduct thorough, independent, and impartial investigations into the reported killings and use of force against protesters that occurred since the start of the protests on 19 December 2018, to ensure perpetrators are brought to justice," he said.
"I strongly urge the Sudanese military and security forces to exercise the utmost restraint to avoid further escalation of violence and to take immediate measures to protect the constitutional rights of the Sudanese people,” Nononsi continued.
The UN expert called on the two sides to resume talks and speed up the process on the transitional period arrangements to ensure a smooth transfer of power to a civilian-led transitional authority within the 60-day deadline as per the African Union peace and security council communiqué issued on 30 April 2019.
The UN expert expressed his readiness to cooperate with all parties to help establish a state where the legitimate demands of the Sudanese people are taken into account, human rights are respected, and the rule of law is upheld.


Clic here to read the story from its source.