One person was killed in Sudan's anti-coup protests
One person was killed in Sudan's anti-coup protests

Khartoum: Sudanese security forces shot a protester on Thursday during renewed demonstrations against the military takeover led by army general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan last year, a pro-democracy doctor said.

Ever since Burhan took office on October 25, 2021, the northeast African country has been engulfed in unrest. After widespread protests overthrew longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019, he detained civilian leaders with whom he had agreed to share power.

The Sudan Doctors' Central Committee reported that the protester was shot in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, bringing the total death toll in the nearly weekly anti-coup protests to 120.

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The committee said that the unnamed protester died of injuries received after being "wounded in the abdomen by a bullet fired by security forces".

During protests last month, a year after the coup, there were no deaths after a protester was hit by a security forces vehicle, according to a previous report by doctors.
Security forces fired stun grenades and tear gas at protesters on Thursday, according to an AFP journalist.
Sudan, already one of the world's poorest countries, has been facing a worsening economic crisis since the coup.

For more than a year, protesters have demanded that troops "return to barracks" during demonstrations last week despite UN calls for restraint.

The UN mission in Sudan has so far been unable to mediate a solution to the conflict between the country's civilian and military leaders.

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However, both sides have welcomed a transitional constitution drawn up by the Sudanese Bar Association as the basis for a longer-lasting settlement.

A two-stage political process based on a bar association proposal that would result in the establishment of a civilian government was approved last week by the main civilian bloc, the Force for Freedom and Change, according to a statement.

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The military was given a "document" that outlined the political process, according to Burhan, who also said: "We heeded the comments to preserve the dignity, unity and independence of the military."

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