SUDAN PROTESTS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 24 – GOVT FACT-FINDING COMMITTEE
KHARTOUM-- The death toll from protests in Sudan that began last month has risen to 24, the head of the Sudanese government fact-finding committee Amer Ibrahim said on Saturday.
Anti-government protests broke out in December over rising food prices and cash shortages, but they have quickly turned into demonstrations against the government.
The Attorney General in Sudan Omer Ahmed Mohamed received reports from the head of the higher committee and heads of the states' committees to follow the investigations on the recent protests in Gadarif, Nahral-Neel, White Nile, Khartoum and Northern States, said Ibrahim at a press conference in Khartoum.
He urged the citizens to cooperate and provide their testimonies that may help in the ongoing investigations on the deaths of the people.
Ibrahim further reiterated continuation of the investigation on the reports of death, injury and destruction.
He noted that the investigation committees demand the relatives of the victims or the lawyers to provide statements that may help in the investigation process.
On Dec. 31 last year, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir issued a decree to form a fact-finding committee to investigate the recent protests in Sudan.
Since Dec. 19, 2018, various areas in Sudan, including Khartoum, have been witnessing popular protests over the deteriorating economic conditions and price hikes of basic commodities.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK