Sudan: Protester killed in Khartoum
Following protests in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, in rejection of the October 25 coup, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors announces the death of a protester.
The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors announced Sunday the death of a young man after being injured by a gas bomb in the neck, during protests in Khartoum, which witnessed clashes between protestors and security forces.
In a statement, the Committee indicated that a 26-year-old man died after being hit in the neck by a gas bomb fired by the Sudanese security forces.
The forces fired tear gas canisters to disperse demonstrators who tried to reach the presidential palace, in protest against the military authorities' management of the country.
The committee mentioned that another young man died of his injuries during similar demonstrations last Thursday.
UN invitation to dialogue
This comes after UN Envoy and UNITAMS (United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission Sudan) Mission Head Volker Perthes' call to partake in consultations in the political process between Sudanese factions.
ممثل الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة ورئيس بعثة اليونيتامس @volkerperthes يطلق رسميا عملية سياسية بين الأطراف السودانية بتيسير من الأمم المتحدة لدعم أصحاب المصلحة للاتفاق على مخرج من الأزمة السياسية الحالية والمضي قدما نحو الديمقراطية والسلام— UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission Sudan (@UNITAMS) January 8, 2022
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Earlier, the Sudanese Professionals Association rejected Perthes' invitation to dialogue with the Military Council, stressing that the solution in the country begins with the Council's complete overthrow.
Sudan has been witnessing continuous protests in a number of cities and provinces against the measures adopted by Sovereignty Council chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on October 25, whereby the sovereignty council was restructured, a number of officials were arrested, and the government of Abdullah Hamdok was overthrown.
Hamdok was reinstated as Prime Minister following a new deal with Al-Burhan, which some Sudanese powers opposed, and was lauded by international countries.
The Prime Minister announced his resignation last Sunday.
"The latest agreement with the military component was an attempt to bring all parties to the negotiation table," he said, explaining his controversial agreement with army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.