Picture of Abeir Alhaj Osman- injured today, bullet in the foot
Alsadig Ibrahim is Nuba activist has been killed at 1:00PM, by live bullet on the head in Omdurman, Albogaa district , while he was participating in the protests today. Alsadig is one of over 20 Sudanese protesters killed today in Khartoum, all of them were shot down by security, mainly plain clothes armed elements using security forces and police cars. Hassan Toto another protester reported dead while writing this statement in Ban Jadeid Hospital in HaJyousif, he was called dead at 7:00PM, after serious injury buy live ammunition on his left side.
Since September 23,2013, Sudanese peoples took the streets protesting the lifting of the oil subsidiary. But the protests from the first minute had demanded the topple of the regime, and the main slogan was ( Peoples want to topple the regime). The first protest were in Madani on September, 23, where at least 12 were killed and dozens arrested and the security was using live ammunition from the begning of the protest. Khartoum, Sennar, Kasala, Kosty, Almanagil, And many other Sudanese joined the protests on September 24th,2013, when hundreds of high school students led the protests in early morning in Althwara in Omdurman. The protest continued at night to reach all over Khartoum neighborhoods, where also live bullets were used to crackdown the protests.
On September 25th, the protests were growing in numbers and more Khartoum neighborhoods joined, especially the slums and IDPs areas such as Mayo, in south of Khartoum, and Hajyousif Altkamul and Umbada Dar Alslam, where the security and police used maximum power against the protesters, who had broken the fear barriers and burned the National Congress Party offices and police stations in many locations in Khartoum. In result the security and the plain clothes elements, who thought to be armed members of the ruling party, had been targeting protesters as most of the injuries are in heads, shoulders and hands, it wass also from short distance according to witnesses and relatives of victims.
During the last 3 days hundreds has been arrested, and some of them had been subjected to urgent trials, such as in the Omdurman on September, 24, 2013, where judges in Omdurman court ordered of executing their decision of 10 lashes and 200 fines on the protesters. In Alfeteihab in Omdurman also dozens of Nuba students were arrested from their college dorm in the early morning today, the whereabouts of the detainees remain unknown, but witnesses saw the police big trucks taking the students from the dorm. The protesters and witnesses mentioned difficulties in access to medical care as the security elements are harassing patients in some hospitals in Khartoum.
Bellow is names and types of injuries or places of deaths of some protesters of today and the past two days:
|Gender/Age /Area||Place and time||Status|
|1-Alsadig Ibrahim||Male / Nuba mountains||Omdurman/ 25-9-2013- 1:00PM||Dead – Bullet on head – died on street|
|2-Hassan Toto||Male/27years/Nuba mountains||Hajuyousif Altkamul/ 25-9-2013- 7:00PM||Dead – bullet left side- died in Ban Jadeid hospital|
|3-Salih Ayoub Salih||Male/19 years/Nuba mountains||Teiba Alahamda/ 25-9-2013- 5:00PM||Dead- bullet on head- Died in Bahry Hospital|
|4-Bashir Mohamed Ibrahim||Male/ 22 years||Alkalkla- Khartoum/ 25- 9-2013||Dead- bullet on the head|
|5-Ahmed Hamad alneil Mansor||Male/ high school student||Omdurman/ 24- 9-2013||Dead- the police refused to give his family his body until the next day|
|6-Awooda Ahmed Mohamed||Male/ Madani||Madani/ 23-9-2013||Dead|
|7-Mazik Said Ahmed||Male/ Madani||Madani/ 23-9-2013||Dead|
|8-Hazaa Iz Eldein||Male/19 years/Shmbat||Shambat- Bahry- Khartoum North/25-9-2013||Dead|
|9-Abeir Alhaj Osman||Female/26 years/ Nuba mountains||Omdurman Althawra/25-9-2013||Injured – bullet in the foot|
|10-Sami Hassan||Male/ 25 years/ Nuba mountains||Hajyousif- Khartoum North/ 25-9-2013||Injured- bullet – Ban Jadeid hospital|
|11-Gasim Adam Albasha||Male/23 years/ Nuba mountains||Hajyousif- Khartoum/ 25-9-2013||Injured-bullet in the knee, serious situation- Banjadeid hospital|
|12-Bahaa Aldein Abo Zeid Ali||Male/ 19 years/ Nuab mountains||Hajousif- Khartoum/ 25-9-2013||Detained- unknown place|
The Sudanese government is imposing serious restrictions on the local media and journalists and ordered the prohibition of printing about the protests. On the other hand the internet services has been on and off during the day – 25th of September- where the activists inside were not able to share informations all afternoon. The networks of the mobile phones has closed the coverage in some hot protests areas during the day, blocked the access of international calls. The main internet and mobile phones providers in Sudan are owned by the government or investors related to the ruling party according to local activists. With increasing intensity of the situation in Sudan the communications services might cut off in any minute which will isolate the Sudanese peoples from the outside world. Moreover the government has closed all the school in Khartoum until the next Sunday.
Arry organization calls on the Sudanese government to stop the use of maximum force against protesters and respect the rights of the freedom of assembly and expression. We also call on them to immediately invisitgate the use of live ammunition against civilians protesting in various Sudanese cities in the last few days, during the protests in Nayala, Khartoum and Madani. We also call on the internqatioal community to condemn the government violence against the protesters in Sudan and put pressure on the Sudanese government to release detainees and lift impunities from all the officials involved in the violations against protesters.
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