Visit our new website:

Group urges UN to probe Sudan’s use of force in protests

  • Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:53
Associated Press
Mon, 2019-02-11 08:30

CAIRO: An international rights group is urging the United Nations to investigate alleged violations by Sudan’s security forces against anti-government protesters.
Sudan has been gripped by nationwide anti-government protests since Dec. 19. The demonstrations were triggered by rising prices and shortages but quickly turned to calls for autocratic President Omar Al-Bashir to step down.
Monday’s statement by Human Rights Watch calls on the UN Human Rights Council to respond at its March session to the human rights crisis in Sudan.
The New York-based group says it obtained video footage that shows “government forces’ extreme violence and shocking abuses against protesters.”
Activists say at least 57 people have been killed in the protests. The government’s latest tally stands at 30 killed, but figures have not been updated in days.

Main category: 
South Sudan to return to pre-war oil production levels ‘by 2020’Police disperse protest march on Sudan women’s prison World



Related Stories

Doctor held for ‘sterilizing’ women in Sri Lanka was framed: probe
  • Fri, 05 Jul 2019 22:01

Author: AFPID: 1562327430753039700Fri, 2019-07-05 11:48 COLOMBO: A Muslim doctor falsely accused of secretly sterilizing Buddhist women in ...

Iraq detaining thousands in ‘degrading’ conditions: human rights group
  • Thu, 04 Jul 2019 18:01

Author: AFPID: 1562227878002997000Thu, 2019-07-04 08:08 BAGHDAD: Human Rights Watch slammed Iraq’s prison authorities on Thursday for det...

UN chief urges action to avert climate change ‘catastrophe’
  • Mon, 01 Jul 2019 07:14

Author: AFPID: 1561892242880888000Sun, 2019-06-30 10:48 ABU DHABI: UN chief Antonio Guterres said climate-related devastation was striking ...

Killing of Palestinian triggers protests in Issawiya
  • Sun, 30 Jun 2019 07:50

Author: Sat, 2019-06-29 23:48 JERUSALEM: Palestinians in Issawiya, East Jerusalem have continued protests for the third day running after Israe...

Sudan’s army says AU-Ethiopia deal paves way for talks
  • Sat, 29 Jun 2019 18:35

Author: Associated PressID: 1561806000172203300Sat, 2019-06-29 09:12 KHARTOUM: Sudan’s ruling generals say they have accepted a joint pro...

Uighur leader urges G20 pressure to end China ‘genocide’
  • Sat, 29 Jun 2019 05:50

Author: AFPID: 1561727522413476000Fri, 2019-06-28 12:05 OSAKA, Japan: An exiled advocate for China’s ethnic Uighur minority Friday urged ...

US says Syria is stalling peace, urges new way to elections
  • Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:08

Author: By EDITH M. LEDERER | APID: 1561685077430408200Fri, 2019-06-28 04:22 UNITED NATIONS: The United States accused the Syrian governmen...

Fresh protests rock Hong Kong as activists seek a voice at G20
  • Thu, 27 Jun 2019 23:37

Author: ReutersID: 1561616274411714200Thu, 2019-06-27 06:14HONG KONG: Hong Kong was plunged into chaos again on Thursday as protesters ralli...

US, Taliban aim to firm up date for foreign force exit from Afghanistan
  • Mon, 24 Jun 2019 22:26

Author: ReutersID: 1561374120058048700Mon, 2019-06-24 10:58KABUL: Upcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus ...

Russia bans Georgia airline flights as tensions rise over protests
  • Mon, 24 Jun 2019 04:54

Author: AFPID: 1561250607348109300Sat, 2019-06-22 19:44 MOSCOW: Russia’s government on Saturday banned Georgian airlines from flying into...

Philippines agree to joint China probe over boat sinking
  • Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:48

Author: AFPID: 1561184616140435700Sat, 2019-06-22 05:56 MANILA: China and the Philippines agreed to conduct a joint inquiry over the sinkin...

Sudan’s military council dismisses public prosecutor, appoints replacement
  • Fri, 21 Jun 2019 05:48

Author: ReutersID: 1561033480083239100Thu, 2019-06-20 12:17 CAIRO: Sudan’s military council on Thursday dismissed public prosecutor Alwal...