The chief prosecutor of Sudan says 24 deaths in constant unrest
CAIRO (AP) – The Sudanese government says that more than three weeks of anti-government protests killed 24 people. That is a victim-toll higher than five of the previous census announced by the authorities.
The general prosecutor said Saturday that nine of the slain were in Gadaref, a province southeast of Khartoum, close to the borders of Ethiopia and Eritrea. The rest were killed in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman and regions & # 39; s north and northeast of the capital.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say at least 40 have been killed during the protests, initially fueled by price increases and deficits, but soon moved to appeals to Sudan's old ruler Omar al-Bashir to resign.
Al-Bashir says that change can only come through the ballot box. He will be back at the office next year.
FILE – In this file photo of October 25, 2011, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the funeral of Saudi crown prince Sultan Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In January 2019, with violent protests against the government in their fourth week, Sudan seems on the way to political paralysis, with unrest in a large part of the country and a broken opposition without a clear idea of what to do if their desire to the leader of the country of 29 years goes out. (AP Photo / Hassan Ammar, file)
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