Adeeb reveals sit-in dispersal findings contingent on expert reports

According to the head of the independent committee tasked with investigating the sit-in dispersal, preparing the commission’s final report depends on expert reports on material evidence.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The head of the independent commission to investigate the sit-in dispersal massacre, lawyer Nabil Adeeb, said the completion of the commission’s report to depends on expert reports on the material evidence that had been collected.

Adeeb told Al-Jarida newspaper published in Khartoum on Thursday that they are not able to “prepare the final report before receiving the experts’ reports and discussing them with them.”

On June 3, 2019, military forces broke up the peaceful sit-in in front of the General Command of the Sudanese army using live bullets.

The military operation resulted in the killing of more than 130 people and the injury and loss of dozens, in addition to other accompanying violations, including cases of rape.

At the time, the spokesman for the dissolved Military Council, Shams el-Din Kabbashi, said that they had ordered the sit-in to be dispersed in accordance with the military procedures followed, but there was a “deviation” by those leading the operation.

The head of the independent commission clarified that the Attorney General has an appellate authority regarding the commission’s decisions to file charges.

“He may support, amend or cancel it, and then transfer the accusations and the accused to the competent court for trial,” Adeeb Said.

He pointed out that the committee will present the report upon completion of its preparation to the Attorney General and the Prime Minister.

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