Saturday, October 5, 2013

Martyrs' Families Plan to Bring Charges, Solidarity Protests from Around the World

The head of the Sudanese Doctors Syndicate, Dr. Ahmed El-Sheikh was arrested today by security forces, from his clinic. The Sudanese Doctors Syndicate head reported to the press that 210 protesters had been killed in protests. His arrest follows days of increasing numbers of activists being arrested from homes and workplaces, leading some to joke that the NISS is trying to arrest all of Sudan to stope the protests. Many are being detained in unknown locations and being held without charges. It is estimated that more than 700 citizens are currently being detained as a result of the most recent protests.

The ruling National Congress Part (NCP) formed a "Committee of Accountability" to address party members that signed a reform memorandum.

Numerous sources reported the Governour of Khartoum made a statement that Israel is using Facebook activists to create chaos in Sudan.

A memorial to martyrs of Shambat, North Khartoum:

There are reports that families of victims killed during protests last week are forming a committee to bring international charges against the government of Sudan. Shown in the picture below is the mother of Hazza'a Izzeldin Jaafar, killed in protests in Shambat, North Khartoum.

Some photos from protests in Atbara in River Nile State:
The baby's headband asks, "Where is daddy?"

Members of the Sudanese community in Australia held a rally in support of protesters in Sudan.

Another rally in solidarity was held in Toronto today.

See video here.

A rally was also held in Dublin, Ireland today:

A rally took place in front of the White House.

A protest rally is also planned for 4 p.m. EDT in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C.

This interviewSudan Eyewitness from the Frontline, with an activist named Ali, was published online yesterday.

Many political cartoons are currently making the rounds of various social networks.

Girifna posted tips on documenting protests which make clear the difficulty and danger of doing so in Sudan.

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