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US News Sudan: a new mass grave could shelter the victims of the massacre of June 3, 2019

14:40  23 november  2020
14:40  23 november  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Refugees in Sudan, survivors of the Mai-Kadra massacre testify

 Refugees in Sudan, survivors of the Mai-Kadra massacre testify © REUTERS / El Tayeb Siddig Ethiopians fleeing the fighting in Tigray prepare to cross the Setit river which marks the border between Ethiopia and Sudan, in level of the village of Hamdayet, in the state of Kassala. In Ethiopia, the conflict between the Addis Ababa regime and Tigray dissidents may have already been the scene of war crimes. The international community is alarmed at the opacity of the situation eleven days after the start of the fighting.

The Khartoum massacre investigation is an official investigation of the 3 June 2019 Khartoum massacre and other human rights violations of the Sudanese Revolution, mandated under Article 7

The Khartoum massacre occurred on 3 June 2019 , when the armed forces of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council, headed by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF)

Un manifestant soudanais agite le drapeau national dans les rues de la capitale, Khartoum, en juin 2020. © AFP A Sudanese protester waves the national flag in the streets of the capital, Khartoum, in June 2020.

In Sudan, the bodies discovered in graves near Khartoum will be exhumed. The prosecutor has announced the launch of new steps in the investigation of these remains discovered ten days ago, not far from Khartoum. Authorities believe they are victims of the June 3, 2019 massacre. Security forces stormed the sit-in, the beating heart of the revolution, causing a bloodbath.

With our correspondent in Nairobi, Sébastien Nemeth

The bodies are scattered over three sites, near the al-Markhiyat mountains. Investigators will now extract them from the pits and collect all possible evidence.

On the border between Ethiopia and Sudan, the nightmare of refugees from Tigray

 On the border between Ethiopia and Sudan, the nightmare of refugees from Tigray A "large-scale humanitarian crisis" is developing on the border between Ethiopia and Sudan. The United Nations is sounding the alarm as 4,000 people flee the fighting raging in the separatist region of Tigray every day. View on euronews © Marwan Ali / Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Ethiopian refugees A "large-scale humanitarian crisis" is developing on the border between Ethiopia and Sudan.

Fatal attacks on protesters in Sudan in June were planned and could amount to crimes against humanity. Sudan ’s transitional authorities should Investigators should probe the roles of the TMC and all those involved in the planning of the June 3 operation, including RSF commander Hemedti.

Updated: 12 Jun 2019 , 18:25. MILITIA in Sudan carried out mass rapes as they attacked a At the Royal Care hospital, a doctor said it treated five female and three male victims of rape. Over 100 people were killed when the security forces dispersed the protest sit in on June 3 and around 700

DNA tests will be carried out. The prosecutor's office will try to determine the identity of these people, the cause and the date of their deaths.

" Buried in a manner contrary to human dignity "

The discovery of these corpses was announced on November 11. The prosecutor said at the time that "these people were killed and buried in a manner contrary to human dignity".

According to witnesses, the remains were buried on June 3, 2019, the very day of the sit-in massacre. So they could be victims of the bloodbath. The families of the missing have in any case already been notified.

On June 3, 2019, the security forces of the transitional regime had brutally dismantled the sit-in, the beating heart of the revolution installed in the streets of Khartoum, in front of the army headquarters. Officially, the attack left 85 people dead. But other sources speak of at least 200 victims and dozens of missing.

The soldiers have never admitted their responsibility. They accuse sympathizers of the former regime who allegedly infiltrated their ranks.

► See also: Sudan: one year after the massacre of June 3, 2019, justice has not advanced

The UN at the bedside of Ethiopian refugees from Tigray .
The UN, which fears a humanitarian disaster, on Friday sent 32 tons of aid for Ethiopian refugees in Sudan. View on euronews © Nariman El-Mofty / Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees visited Camp Hamdayet in Sudan, where thousands of Ethiopians have taken refuge after fleeing the fighting raging in the breakaway region of Tigray.

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