The UN calls for an investigation into allegations of rape during

The United Nations Human Rights Office said Tuesday it had received 13 reports of rape and gang rape by security forces during protests in Sudan on Sunday, while opposition doctors reported there was a second. dead person.

Sunday’s rally drew hundreds of thousands of people to the capital Khartoum to protest against a military coup on October 25 and an agreement signed on November 21 to reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The protesters gathered at the presidential palace, where they attempted a sit-in before being dispersed after sundown.

Sudanese security forces officials contacted by Reuters did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
UN Human Rights Office spokeswoman Liz Throssell said in a briefing that the office received 13 complaints of rape and gang rape, as well as reports of sexual harassment of women by security forces when they attempted to flee. She did not give details of the alleged rapes or gang rapes. We urge an immediate, independent and thorough investigation of allegations of rape and sexual harassment, as well as allegations of death.

and injury to protesters as a result of the unnecessary or disproportionate use of force, in particular the use of live ammunition,” Throssell said.One person was shot in the head by security forces in Omdurman, across the Nile from Khartoum, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said in a statement, the second person to die as a result of Sunday’s crackdown, which raises the total death toll from the fight against military protests from October to 47.
The committee had previously said that more than 300 people were injured in various cities during the protest.

with some wounded by live bullets and tear gas canisters. The Darfur Bar Association, a human rights group, said in a statement that “the emergence of rape [during the protests] indicates the development in the type of crimes committed against revolutionaries, so it is everyone’s duty to unite to a campaign to prosecute the perpetrators and those behind them. A media adviser to military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said the army will maintain national security and side with the people’s aspirations for democracy.

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