Sudan protesters seek justice for killed comrades

Thu 12 Sep 2019 at 18:17 Regional

NNA - Hundreds of Sudanese protesters rallied near the presidential palace Thursday, seeking justice for comrades killed in demonstrations that rocked the country since December, an AFP correspondent reported.

Mobilised by protest umbrella the Forces for Freedom and Change, demonstrators also urged the new authorities to appoint a permanent chief of judiciary and prosecutor general.

"Blood for blood -- we won't accept compensation!" chanted the crowds near the palace in Khartoum, many carrying Sudanese flags and photographs of those killed in protest related violence.

More than 250 people have been killed since protests erupted in December, first against now ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir and later against a military council that deposed him.

On Thursday, protesters also demanded a new permanent chief of judiciary and a prosecutor general in order to investigate cases against those responsible for the killings of demonstrators.

"The revolution could fail if there's a delay in these appointments," a group of lawyers who are part of the protest movement said in a statement.

Similar rallies were also reported in the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan and in the towns of Kassala and Madani, witnesses said.

Sudan's first cabinet since the ouster of Bashir was sworn in on Sunday.--AFP

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