Sudan’s intensifying crackdown on pro-democracy protests

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After staging a coup on 25 October 2021, Sudan’s junta has intensified violence against the country’s sprawling pro-democracy movement. Protesters have been killed, abducted, and raped, while international attempts to restore the country’s democratic transition remain woefully ineffective. Still, hundreds of thousands of Sudanese people continue to reaffirm their demand for full civilian rule. Leading the charge are the resistance committees – neighbourhood groups with their own locally elected representatives – who have coordinated nationwide demonstrations on a nearly weekly basis since the …

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