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Raped activist commits suicide in Sudan

September 29 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Women protestors in Khartoum in May (not the victim) (RD correspondent)
Women protestors in Khartoum in May (not the victim) (RD correspondent)

A medical student in her fifth year who was raped during the violent break-up of the sit-in in front of the army command in Khartoum on June 3, has commited suicide.

The tragic incident was reported by activist Hafiz Hussein on his Facebook page.

The victim had undergone medical and psychological treatment.

The break-up of the Khartoum sit-in cost the lives of 127 people. About 700 protestors and others present at the sit-in were injured. On Monday, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdouk formed a commission to investigate the violence used during the dismantling of the sit-in.  

 

Protestors killed during the break-up of the Khartoum sit-in (RD correspondent)

 

Legal representation

The Legal Support Committee of the Sudanese Lawyers Democratic Front announced that it will represent 43 victims of human rights violations committed during the recent revolution in Sudan. The committee received official requests from the families of those who were killed or forcibly disappeared within and outside Khartoum state to take their cases.

Human rights violations

Attorney Tarig El Sheikh, a member of the committee, told Radio Dabanga that the scale of the human rights violations that took place recently is huge and includes killing, rape, torture, corruption, and arbitrary dismissals. People that have been dismissed for taking part in the protest are bank employees, meteorologists, and workers in the oil industry.

He also said that the Legal Support Committee has represented several activists in cases brought to the court by police and Rapid Support Forces.

Last week, it was announced that the Democratic Lawyers Alliance had received the files of 75 per cent of the demonstrators killed during the December revolution. The alliance is waiting for the appointment of the Chief Justice and Attorney General to start legal procedures, as it does not trust the current institutions.


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