Volker Perthes “appalled” by protester killings in Khartoum

The representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Sudan, Volker Perthes, announced his anger at the coup forces continued use of lethal violence against peaceful protesters.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

Head of the Integrated Mission to Support the Transition in Sudan (UNITAMS), Volker Perthes, expressed his outrage at the killing of protesters in the May 28 demonstrations.

Perthes said in a tweet “I am appalled by the violent death of two young protesters in Khartoum yesterday.”

The two protesters, who were killed in Al-Kalakla suburb in Khartoum, joined a long list of deaths, nearing the triple digit mark, that occurred as a result of the ultra-violent repression practiced by the coup authorities, since the morning of the October 25, 2021 coup.

“One again: it is time for the violence to stop, time to end the state of emergency, time for a peaceful way out of the current crisis in Sudan,” Perthes added.

The United Nations is leading an initiative to gather the Sudanese parties, including the military, at a dialogue table, as part of an attempt to end the crisis created by the military coup.

The continued repression of the protests is expected to stifle any chances for a political settlement.

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