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The grave may contain the bodies of some of the people who are still considered to be missing following the Ramadan 29 massacre in front of the army command in Khartoum last year.
In a press statement yesterday, the committee reported that the bodies found in the mass grave “were killed and buried in a manner contrary to human dignity”. It will do “everything necessary” to complete the exhumation and re-autopsy procedures after the site has been marked and the necessary guarding has been placed on it to prevent the public from approaching the area until the procedures are completed.
The committee says it will present the facts, based on the principle of non-impunity, to the Sudanese people with full transparency. It called on the relatives of all missing people to cooperate in order to ensure investigations are completed.
Isolation wards full as COVID-19 cases rise
Doctor Osman Hemeida, member of the National Authority for Epidemiology Operations Office, said in an interview with Radio Dabanga that the main challenge concerning coronavirus lies in open borders and poor awareness. He also claimed that people have stopped wearing face masks, sterilising, and social distancing.
A statement by the Socialist Doctors Association (SDA) reflected statistics which confirm that Sudan is experiencing a second wave of cases. “There has been an increase in suspected and confirmed cases of coronavirus in hospitals. The isolation ward of the Khartoum Teaching Hospital and the isolation centre at El Shaab Hospital is full."
In addition, the Universal Hospital, the Naval Hospital Centre, the Imperial Hospital, and other private hospitals in Khartoum recorded a "remarkable increase" in the number of admissions, according to the SDA.
Public prosecutors call for Attorney General to be sacked
Rebel leaders welcomed in Khartoum
Holdout Darfur rebel movement willing to negotiate peace
Gum Arabic season kicks off across Sudan
Sudan will offer 27 oil blocks through global bid
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