In this regard, he calls for an immediate and transparent investigation in order to hold those all responsible accountable. “There’s a massacre happening in my country” Khadir wrote, “Sudan’s and a media blackout and internet censorship for four consecutive days. The militia was also responsible for war recent crimes in Darfur. We welcome the statement of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and support the important role of the AU in solving the crisis in Sudan, including its demand for an immediate handover to a civilian-led government".  The commission is led by human rights lawyer Nabil Adib and with no women members, which the No to Oppression against Women Initiative objected to.. My best friend was in hiding on June 2 and that’s the last time I spoke to him. About 700 protesters and others present at the sit-in that day were injured. , In total, more than 200 military vehicles were used in the attack, with more than 10,000 soldiers and other unidentified personnel in police uniforms.  The late May visits by TMC leader al-Burhan to the Egyptian president el-Sisi and to the de facto ruler of the UAE, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and of the TMC deputy leader Dagalo to Mohammad bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, were interpreted by el-Baghdadi as encouragements for the TMC to cancel negotiations with the opposition and to carry out a massacre. To my followers/supporters who this is too much for I am also sorry but my regularly scheduled content/reviews is also on pause. Khartoum Massacre Probe Reveals Systematic, Egregious Abuses by Sudanese Security Forces GENEVA – Sudanese security forces launched a series of … If you want to support me please share this information as widely as possible and don’t be silent. Sudanese protests started in December 2018 after which the military removed Omar al-Bashir and established a Transitional Military Council which is headed by the Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan.  On 1 June, the SPA said that it had reason to believe that the TMC was "planning and working to end the peaceful sit-in at the headquarters with excessive force and violence" after three people were killed in incidents on the fringes of the demonstration during the previous week. 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On 30 July, enquiries by the Darfur Bar Association and the National Umma Party attributed responsibility directly to the TMC, confirmed the occurrences of rapes as part of the event, and stated a total death toll of 124 (from 3 to 20 June). Norway, United Kingdom, United States – On 4 June, the Troika issued a statement on developments in Sudan. The soldiers smashed through protestor barricades, burnt their tents to the ground, and shot protestors indiscriminately. Witnesses are also reporting that the RSF is not allowing them to touch or recover the bodies of dead protestors presumably because they plan to dump them in the river.  The general strike was followed by about 60–100% of workers, varying between sectors, for a total of 3 days and was followed on 12 June by an agreement between the TMC and the opposition to free political prisoners, stop the strike, and resume negotiations. The negotiations turned into a stalemate and instead of agreeing on a way forward the military has seized power and imposed their will with brutal force. , As of the evening of 4 June 2019, there were reports of a large number of victims in the field of the sit-in with difficulty evacuating them.  The leaders of the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) opposition alliance, said an open-ended civil disobedience campaign would continue to try to force the council from power. The post went viral, garnering over 500K likes and attracting the attention of pop superstar Rihanna who posted about it in her Instagram story. Reports in the aftermath of that attack indicated that the violence resulted in the deaths of scores of people and injured hundre… Some of the bodies recovered from the river had bullet wounds, while others were hacked with machetes, Radio Dabanga reported.  Online social network images showing women's underwear on a pole and a room full of women's clothing were considered "unverified" as of 20 June 2019[update]. A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Jun 11, 2019 at 10:01am PDT. I am sorry to all companies I am running campaigns with but my editorial calendar is currently on pause. He was missing for 4 days and when I got in touch with him he said: “I was caught, beaten and abused and humiliated and arrested and had my phone confiscated from me. Between June 3 and July 18, another 16 people were killed during commemoration rallies and anti-junta protests. The massacre took place while RSF units tried to clear the space outside the army HQ in Khartoum where protesters were gathered. She then called on anybody and everybody to help spread the news as the RSF had cut off internet access to civilians.  Nahid Jabrallah attributed the murders to the RSF. The report said that the 3 June massacre was carried out using techniques by the Sudanese authorities in which they "purposefully pre-positioned" their units and armed them with tear gas and assault rifles before the attack was initiated. The violent dismantling of the sit-in in front of the army command in Khartoum on June 3, also known as the 29 Ramadan massacre, caused the death of 127 people. , İyad el-Baghdadi, a human rights activist who became famous during the Arab Spring, argued that the governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt supported the carrying out of the massacre. The event has been dubbed the “Sudanese Massacre” and ended negotiations between the RSF and the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), a group of pro-democracy organizers. شهد (@hadyouatsalaam) on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:05am PDT. The Sudanese Massacre was not being covered by most news outlets and she implored news agencies and other influencers to bring attention to their plight. The SPA warned that military trucks of NISS, the RSF and other state security forces were accumulating around the area of the sit-in. Please, just send me an email.  After the main attack, the RSF shot wounded protestors in three Khartoum hospitals. , An online social media trend with the hashtag #BlueForSudan started several days after the massacre, representing solidarity for the protest movement, with blue signifying the favourite colour of Mohamed Mattar, one of the victims of the massacre.. Street protests took place in Khartoum in response to the report. . , On Sunday 9 June 2019, normally a regular working day in Sudan, protesters launched a civil disobedience campaign aiming at removing the TMC.  For about two months the TMC engaged the SPA in dialogue and discussion on how to shift to a transitional government, disagreeing over whether the transitional government should be civilian-led or military-led. Huma, an activist, said that RSF soldiers humiliated women by asking them to remove their underwear.  Hundreds of unarmed civilians were injured, hundreds of unarmed citizens were arrested and many families were terrorised in their home estates across Sudan. Hundreds killed in massacre … Khartoum — The committee set up by Sudan's Attorney General to investigate the cases of people missing since the start of the 2018 December Revolution has found a … Prior to the massacre, the two sides were making progress and had agreed on a 3-year deal to transition to democracy. Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty ImagesLocals set tyres on fire and block a sidestreet leading to their neighbourhood in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to stop military vehicles from driving through the area on June 4, 2019. , After news of the massacre, Egypt called for restraint and the UAE called for dialogue and an investigation into the massacre.  The Sudan Forensic Doctors Union described the result of the enquiry as "poor and defective", and the FFC, the Sudanese Women's Union, the Sudanese Professionals Association and the Democratic Lawyers' Alliance rejected the report. Sudanese influencer and beauty blogger Shahd Khidir posted a series of photos on Instagram on June 6th that called for help from the international community. , The National Umma Party formed an enquiry committee led by Yousef El Amin. Following the initial massacre, RSF forces raided three Khartoum hospitals and began shooting wounded protestors that had been brought in for treatment. ", On Monday 4 June, Transitional Military Council (TMC) cancelled all agreements reached during talks with the main opposition alliance on setting up a transitional administration. New outlets began covering the story and the international community has since taken notice.  Three separate enquiries released statements to the media in late July 2019. , On 30 May, the SPA expressed concern that a lethal attack by the TMC was intended, stating that on 29 May, "two citizens including a pregnant lady were shot dead by the TMC forces." The Khartoum massacre occurred on 3 June 2019, when the armed forces of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council, headed by the Rapid Support Forces, the immediate successor organisation to the Janjaweed militia, used heavy gunfire and teargas to disperse a sit-in by protestors in Khartoum, killing more than 100 people, with difficulties in estimating the actual numbers. It is served by Khartoum International Airport, with another airport, Khartoum New International Airport, under construction.  At least forty of the bodies had been thrown in the River Nile. After a ten-month siege, when the Mahdists finally broke into the city, the entire garrison of Egyptian soldiers was killed along with 4,000 Sudanese civilians. , Hala al-Karib, writing in Al Jazeera English, said that local activists provided systematic support for the rape victims, "[extending] their hands to the hundreds of male and female sexual violence survivors and the families of those who were killed" with "discipline and the commitment to support the survivors of violence". By ordering these attacks, the Transitional Military Council has put the transition process and peace in Sudan in jeopardy. Buzzfeed is reporting that RSF has shut down nearly … As first reported by CNN, the RSF has been dumping protestor bodies into the Nile River in an attempt to cover up the actual death toll from the Sudan Massacre.  Jabrallah stated that "everyone was threatened with being raped if they resisted the RSF's orders. The chief of the RSF, Hemedti, was named Vice President of the Military Council, presided over by Burhan. The DBA claimed that it had "ample evidence" of responsibility of TMC for the massacre and that the "decision to disband the sit-in" took place at a meeting including all TMC members, the Attorney-General, police chiefs and security directors.  El-Baghdadi situates this in the general context of Saudi, UAE and Egyptian leaders being afraid of democratic movements. There is no objective media sharing what’s going on expect for @aljazeeraenglish which had their offices shot down.” She goes on to say her friend was murdered in the massacre. The Khartoum Massacre The mobilization of December 2018, which led to the fall of Al-Bashir, was the first time the Rapid Support Forces entered Khartoum in large numbers to repress the demonstrations and the occupation of Al-Qyada Plaza. "the Chairperson calls on all international partners to reinforce common efforts towards the immediate cessation of the violence and rapid resumption of negotiations for a political settlement.. A google search will bring up sporadic news stories of a massacre, hindered by an internet and media blackout in Khartoum. At dawn on Monday, June 3, paramilitary forces raided the sit-in opposite the Army General Command in Khartoum, Sudan, raining fire on protesters and bringing an end to six months of a largely peaceful uprising. " In late July, the FFC requested that the constitutional declaration, a document intended to add details complementary to the political agreement, should give no immunity against prosecution to any civilian or military leaders of the transition institutions. Emirati Minister of Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash stated "We are concerned about the massacre we've seen. , The New Arab and Middle East Eye similarly argued that "The blooded assault was launched shortly after top Sudanese generals visited Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Egypt to secure support for their takeover, with observers arguing the transitional military council received a green light from the three powerful Arab states for their move". He stated that 47 victims of the massacre died on 3 June, with a total of 124 dying from 3 to 20 June. Four people were shot dead by the TMC forces in Khartoum. The hashtag #BlueForSudan started trending on Twitter with civilians sharing footage of military forces breaking up the peaceful sit … There is no objective media sharing what’s going on expect for @aljazeeraenglish which had their offices shot down. There’s a massacre happening in my country Sudan’s and a media blackout and internet censorship for four consecutive days. Bardet said that, as of June 2019[update], evidence was being collected about "a fair amount of sexual violence" that might be used as evidence of an international crime, if the sexual violence were "systematic, targeted and [had] a specific objective". Saeed stated that legal cases for crimes against humanity had been launched against eight unnamed high-ranking security officers. , Pramila Patten from the United Nations (UN) called for a UN human rights monitoring team to be sent to Sudan and for "rapes and gang rapes of protesters, women's rights defenders and women medical personnel working in hospitals near the sit-in" to stop. Negotiations broke down in May and tensions mounted until the massacre last week in Khartoum.  Al-Karib said that the activists "understood the root causes and politics behind sexual violence" and "approached sexual violence as a crime connected [to] power relations", while "not [undermining] how personal it is as a crime". The RSF Blocked Internet Access for Civilians. The military official stated, "The Americans demanded a deal as soon as possible. I am injured currently.” And all I could do this post this. After the … The Internet in Sudan was almost completely blocked during and following the massacre, Janjaweed militias had wide presence throughout Khartoum and prevented documenting the number of victims. , France 24 documented evidence that the rapes of 70 women and men during the massacre were a deliberate campaign to "break the girls".  On 30 July, El Amin stated that the sit-in was disbanded by "a large military force wearing RSF uniforms and riot police" and that the massacre had been "premeditated and planned". It has also made it difficult to determine the exact extent of the massacre. Rapid Support Forces (RSF) vehicles were patrolling the streets in Omdurman, on the other side of the River Nile from Khartoum and firing into the air. Protestors scattered and hid in surrounding buildings to avoid the gunfire. THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAS BEEN SILENT. I am at my office crying because I have so many emotions in me and I feel horrible. The Daily Beast attributed responsibility directly to RSF under Hemedti's command, based on videos, testimonies by witnesses and interviews with civilian activists. Sudanese Massacre: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved.  The DBA committee argued that the Attorney-General enquiry was neither professional, independent nor impartial. Two medics who were present at the Khartoum sit-in were also raped during the massacre. Al-Karib criticised the lack of support from international "multimillion-dollar agencies and NGOs" with "fancy conference rooms to strategise in", stating that the "actors that are traditionally tasked with addressing sexual violence [remained] unable or unwilling to end Sudan's sexual violence epidemic and help its survivors achieve justice. , Sit-ins in Port Sudan, el-Gadarif and Sinja were also "raided and attacked by the RSF" on 3 June. , According to an anonymous military official present at negotiations for the initial verbal deal, quoted by The Christian Science Monitor, US negotiators led by Donald E. Booth proposed that TMC members be guaranteed immunity from prosecution in the investigation. 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