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Public Prosecution to investigate Zalingei events

The Public Prosecution Office in Sudan decided to form a committee to investigate the events that took place in Zalingei, the capital of Central Darfur state, on Thursday.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

On Tuesday, the state government declared a state of emergency and a curfew, following student protests that left two people dead.

The government also deployed military forces onto main roads and what it considered as strategic locations.

Today, the appointed Attorney General, Mubarak Mahmoud, issued a decision to form a committee to investigate the events that led to the killings and injuries.

The Public Prosecutor granted the Committee the powers of the Public Prosecution to investigate, issue arrest warrants, and court referrals.

The committee, headed by the Public Prosecutor, Suleiman, the mayor of Haggana, is scheduled to leave for the city of Zalingei on Friday morning to begin its work.

The governor of Central Darfur accused unspecified parties of exploiting student protests to spread chaos and violence in the city.

The governor said that those parties had provoked violence and stormed the state government headquarters by force.

He pointed out that the military forces dealt with them decisively and helped protect civilians and government institutions.

He stressed that the State Security Committee issued orders to impose a state of emergency and a curfew in the city.

The governor also called on the students to express their demands peacefully, away from what he described as “violence and riots.”

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