Friday, October 11, 2013

Updates 11 October

Demonstrations were reported in Central Khartoum today, leaving the Khartoum Grand Mosque.

Protests and/or riots were reported today in the Burri neighborhood of Khartoum.

In an open letter reported to have been written by the father of Dr. Samar Mirghani. Dr. Samar was abused by the police, and that they are charging her with having possession of offensive material in her mobile phone. As the prosecutors were unable to unlock her phone, her court appearance was postponed. The letter states that what the children of Sudan do is not offensive, but that government actions and officials are offensive.

Via Rasd Sudan: Khartoum State Police are complaining of absenteeism and resignations due to the economic situation. The Chief of Police stated that many police men went to the gold mining areas.

Many political cartoons are making the rounds on social media sites.
In this Khartoon, Bashir is saying, "Everything is fine, there's nothing going on."(Click on this link to see more of this artist's work.)

The sign reads, "Sheep Market."

Radio Dabanga reports that protests continue in Central Darfur, despite a large security presence. Read the full article here.

There was a protest in front of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. to draw attention to the crimes of the Sudanese government.

Another protest rally is planned for 10:20 a.m. EDT on Saturday 12 October 2013 in front of the IMF.

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