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Sudanese doctor who ‘soldiered on’ after Khartoum massacre dies

September 17 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Cartoon referring to the  Ramadan 29 Massacre (Omar Defalah for RD)
Cartoon referring to the Ramadan 29 Massacre (Omar Defalah for RD)

A doctor who was wounded during the violent dismantling of the sit-in in front of the army command in Khartoum on June 3, which left more than 100 people dead and hundreds more wounded, has died, according to a statement by colleagues.

In a statement on Sunday, the Sudan Central Doctors’ Committee announced the death of Dr Ammar Yasir. The obituary says that after taking a bullet wound to the thigh during what has become known as the Ramadan 29 Massacre, Dr Yasir remained in the intensive care unit at the Sahiroon Hospital in Khartoum, working with dedication and determination.

His wound “did not discourage him from continuing the struggle”, the Doctors’ Committee says.

The cause of Dr Yasir’s death is not disclosed.


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