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Sudan's opposition form solidarity committee for victims of September demonstrations

December 5 - 2013 KHARTOUM

The National Consensus Forces (NCF) has announced the formation of a National Committee in solidarity with the families of the victims of the September demonstrations.

Speaking for the NCF (a coalition of opposition parties), Siddig Yousif, told Radio Dabanga that the Solidarity Committee intends to provide psychological, emotional, legal and material support to the families of the victims fallen the different states of Sudan.

According to the NCF, around 1,000 people were injured and 300 were killed or went missing during the demonstrations that broke out in the last week of September in protest against the government’s removal of fuel subsidies and the consequent price hikes.

During a solidarity conference on Tuesday, attended by political forces and civil society organisations, speakers called for independent judicial investigations into the death of the protesters, demanding from the African Union and international human rights organisations to intervene.

Yousif appealed via Radio Dabanga to all Sudanese in the country and abroad, to help out and provide support to the families of the victims.

File photo: Protesters after Friday prayers in Omdurman (Radio Dabanga)

Related:

Sudanese doctors report 210 dead in Khartoum during demonstrations (29 September 2013)

Protests as Sudan lifts fuel subsidy (23 September 2013)

 


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