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Attacks on Sudan’s medics ‘mostly by police and regular forces’

September 2 - 2016 KHARTOUM
File photo: Unamid
File photo: Unamid

Sudanese doctors and health workers have stated that more than 90 per cent of violent attacks on them are perpetrated by police and security agents.

Speaking during a symposium held in Khartoum on Wednesday, the head of the Medical Professions Union, Yasser Mohammed Ibrahim, said that a recent survey has revealed that most cases of attacks on doctors have been carried out by personnel belonging to the regular forces, especially police officers.

Ibrahim pointed out that most of the cases reported have not been investigated, nor have the perpetrators been brought to justice.

One of the doctors said that “there is a state of impunity. A lot of police and regular forces continuously assault doctors without being subjected to punishment.”


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