UNSC: The people of Sudan must be protected

Council reaffirms strong commitment to country’s unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity

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Anadolu |

The UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned the recent violence in Sudan and called for the immediate cessation of violence against civilians.

In a statement, the council’s members highlighted the “importance of respect for human rights and of ensuring full protection of civilians, accountability and justice”.

The Oppression Continues

It follows a statement earlier in the day by the Central Committee of the Sudanese Doctors, which said at least 11 people were killed and 20 others wounded Monday when the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a faction of the army, opened fire on residents in Central Darfur state.

The council reaffirmed its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Sudan.

Sudanese protesters began a nationwide civil disobedience campaign Sunday as part of pressure on the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) to hand over power to a civilian government.

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More than 100 people have been killed since June 3, when government forces of Sudan broke up a weeks-long sit-in protest outside military headquarters in Khartoum.

The TMC later promised to bring the perpetrators to justice, vowing to release the results of an investigation it was conducting into the incident.

The Sudanese People will not be Silenced

(Background analysis by GVS news desk)

The Sudanese military, with the help of the people, overthrew the long-reigning dictator Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir earlier this year. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) was formed to ensure a peaceful transition to civilian government, however, this purpose turned out to be a disguise for the military to take power.

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The people of Sudan continued peaceful protests, demanding civilian rule. On the 3rd of June the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), with the support of the TMC opened fire on the peaceful civilian protesters in an attempt to put an end to the ongoing protests.

As a result, a campaign of civil disobedience was started by the people who remained undeterred and adamant.

Anadolu with additional input by GVS news desk

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