Commenting on the present political situation in Sudan, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on July 1st ” I am alarmed by the killing of at least nine protesters by security forces in Sudan yesterday – including a 15-year-old child – even after the police had announced they would not use lethal force to disperse the demonstrators.”
Demonstrators massed near the presidential palace in Khartoum a day after at least nine people were killed on Thursday during mass rallies against the military demanding an end to military rule.
At least seven of the nine killed were shot in the chest or the head, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors.
raising the overall death toll to 111 from protest-related violence since October.
One of them was a minor, the doctors said, killed by “a bullet in the chest”.
“The right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and participation in public affairs are protected under international human rights law, including under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Sudan is a State Party,” Michelle Bachelet said.
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