Sudan June crackdown killed 241 people: rights group
Khartoum: Sudanese security forces deliberately killed 241 people in a crackdown on a pro-democracy protesters in June, an international rights group said Thursday.
It was the deadliest episode of a months-long protest movement that kicked off in late 2018 and led to the ouster of veteran president Omar al-Bashir in April 2019 and to civilian rule later that year.
Thousands of Sudanese protesters had camped outside the army headquarters in Khartoum demanding Bashir’s ouster and kept up their sit-in even after his departure to protest against military rule.
On June 3, armed men in military fatigues moved in on the protest camp and dispersed thousands of demonstrators.
In the ensuing days-long crackdown, scores were killed and wounded. – AFP