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Body of missing protestor found in morgue after DNA testing

October 4 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Missing protestor Gusei Hemeto (Social media)
Missing protestor Gusei Hemeto (Social media)

The family of protestor Gusei Hemeto, who went missing during the violent break-up of the Khartoum sit-in on June 3, confirmed that his body was found in the morgue after DNA testing.

Relative Khalid El Fadil said in a statement that the DNA of Hemeto’s body matched that of his mother for 99 per cent.

The Doctors Legal Syndicate said in a statement that the body was found in the Nile, tied to a block of concrete, three days after the break-up of the sit-in. It had a gunshot wound to the head. This explains that his family was unable to identify Hemeto at that time and that his body remained in the morgue of Omdurman Hospital for four months.


On Thursday afternoon, a large crowd marched Gusei Hemeto to the El Sahafa cemetery in Khartoum. They demanding retribution for the people killed during the December Revolution.

Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok said that the government will not hesitate to bring those who have taken the lives of innocent people to a fair trial, so they can be punished.

‘Secret burial’

Several civil society organisations issued statements denouncing the burial on Wednesday of three unidentified bodies of people killed at the Khartoum sit-in on June 3.

The Missing Persons Initiative and the Sudanese Doctors Central Committee stated that the responsible authorities were not notified.

The Sudanese Professionals Association condemned “the secret burial of the bodies of the martyrs as if they were criminals, not heroes, in a way that was unworthy of them and their great sacrifice”.


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