US State Secretary condemns December 30 protester killings

The US condemned the killing of at least 4 protesters and the wounding of dozens during the December 30 demonstrations.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The US Secretary of State expressed his country’s dissatisfaction with the reports received regarding violations by the security forces in Sudan in the face the December 30 peaceful demonstrators.

“We are deeply dismayed by reports of the Sudanese security forces’ use of excessive force against protesters,” Blinken said on his official Twitter account today.

The Central Doctors Committee announced the fall of 4 martyrs and a large number of wounded in Omdurman, during the demonstrations of the 30th of December that took place in many Sudanese cities.

According to the Central Committee of Doctors of Sudan, 4 of those confirmed dead were killed in Omdurman.

Conviction of murder

The US embassy said in a tweet, that it condemns the killing of at least 4 protesters and the injury of dozens during today’s demonstrations.

The US embassy indicated that it deplores the violent attacks launched by the Sudanese security services on the media and journalists, and stressed the need to protect press freedom.

A number of Sudanese journalists were beaten by the coup forces while covering the demonstrations of the “30th” of December.

Security Forces

The security forces stormed the offices of Al-Arabiya, Al-Hadath, and Al-Sharq, assaulting the channels’ staff, including correspondents, journalists and workers, as well as destroying technical broadcasting equipment, firing tear gas inside the offices.

The security forces detained Al-Sharq TV correspondents Maha Al-Talb and Sally Othman for hours before releasing them, denying them the ability to practice their work.

Meanwhile, a photojournalist at Al-Hurra and Russia Today was arrested by the riot police while covering demonstrations on A-Qasr Street, who brutally assaulted him before confiscating his cameras and phones.

After the widespread condemnation following the storming of news headquarters and attacking journalists, the leader of the coup and head of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, sent a delegation to the offices of Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels in Khartoum to apologize.

Today, Thursday, December 30th, demonstrations witnessed the fall of 4 martyrs and the excessive use of violence by the government forces.

The security forces, earlier this week, were granted immunity from accountability under emergency orders by al-Burhan himself.

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