Sudan: new protests against military rule over fear to return to Bechir era

Sudan: judges condemn army’s violation of human rights

Dozens of Sudanese judges and prosecutors have condemned the killing of more than 70 protesters since October’s coup and have called for a criminal investigation, local media report.

Frequent protests have been met with live gunfire and tear gas and thousands are once again out on the streets of the capital Khartoum.

A statement from 55 judges to the head of the judiciary said military leaders had carried out heinous violations against defenceless protesters.

The Sudanese police say dozens of officers have also been injured. Separately, more than 100 prosecutors have said they are stopping work in protest at the violations by security forces, the BBC reports.

Sudan’s acting information minister said an investigation would be carried out into the deaths of seven protesters on Monday.

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