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UN Human Rights expert to visit Sudan Sunday

According to the UN, the visit comes a month after it was postponed at the request of the military coup authorities.

AlTaghyeer: Agencies

On Sunday, the UN expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Adama Diang, is scheduled to set foot in the country on his first official visit.

According to the UN, the visit comes a month after it was postponed at the request of the military coup authorities.

During the visit, Diang will meet with senior officials of the Sudanese government, representatives of civil society organizations, human rights defenders, heads of United Nations entities, and diplomats.

Earlier this week, the UN-appointed expert on the human rights situation in Sudan expressed deep concern about the killing of two protesters, one of them a minor, during the demonstrations against the military coup in the capital, Khartoum, on Monday.

With the killing of the two protesters, the death toll from the protests since the October 25 coup rose to 81, of which are a woman and 10 minors, according to the UN expert.

In a tweet, Diang called on the Sudanese authorities to ensure “rapid, independent and impartial investigations into the killings, injuries and arbitrary detention of protesters and members of the resistance committees, and to bring those responsible to justice.”

It is noteworthy that Diang was appointed as a UN expert on human rights in Sudan by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in November 2021, in accordance with a decision made by council to monitor the human rights situation in Sudan after the October 25 coup.

Diang will hold a press conference at the end of his visit on February 24th at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights HQ in Khartoum.

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