One dead in Sudan as gov't forces open fire on protestors
Sudanese forces use live ammunition to disperse protests in Khartoum.
The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) said on Friday that one protestor was killed as government security forces cracked down on protests in the Sudanese capital.
CCSD revealed that the protestor died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. This brings the total number of protestors killed since October 2021 to 99.
Demonstrators in Sudan are protesting against the military coup led by General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and protests are taking place on a weekly basis throughout the country.
Burhan "issued a decree lifting the state of emergency nationwide," the council said in a statement.
The order was made "to prepare the atmosphere for a fruitful and meaningful dialogue that achieves stability for the transitional period," it added.
The decision was made on Sunday following a meeting with senior military officials who recommended that the state of emergency be repealed and those arrested under emergency law be released.