Morgue believed to contain missing “Khartoum massacre” bodies closed

A major mortuary in Khartoum has been closed, and some believe the move came in relation with burying evidence linking bodies to the June massacre. The decision came a month after a decision was issued by the putschist Sovereignty Council to bury unknown bodies.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

On Monday, health authorities in Sudan announced the closure of the Bashair Hospital morgue, south of Khartoum.

The morgue was rumored to have contained unidentified bodies believed to have belonged to the Khartoum massacre victims.

The Director of the Forensic Medicine Department at the Ministry of Health in Khartoum State, Hisham Zain al-Abidin, revealed in a press circular that the decision to shut down the morgue came in order to avoid complications related to it being filled with corpses that were decomposing.

The Forensic Medicine Authority complained of the accumulation of corpses and the continuous power cuts.

The Sovereignty Council had decided to bury the unknown bodies, claiming that they had accumulated in many mortuaries in a way that threatens the environment and public health.

However, there are fears that, with burying the bodies, the coup government might have obliterated evidence related to the massacre at the General Command.

More than a hundred martyrs died at the hands of military forces tasked with dispersing the sit-in at the General Command that overthrew former president Omar al-Bashir’s regime.

A large number of political activists and protesters are still on missing persons lists as a result of the massacre.

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