News from Sudan
Two journalists were injured while covering demonstrations in Khartoum. Journalist Muhammad al-Mustafa was hit in the back by a stun grenade, while photojournalist Fayez Abu Bakr was hit in the head with a tear gas canister. The Syndicate of Journalists condemned the attack on journalists, noting the high rates of violence against journalists.
The authorities cut off the internet service for mobile phones throughout Sudan, in conjunction with demonstrations called by the resistance committees to mark the first anniversary of the army's seizure of power on the twenty-fifth of last October. The authorities also closed the main bridges linking the three capital cities.
The general registrar Hashim Ali of the Sudanese Humanitarian Aid Commission issued a decision to cancel the registration of the Sudanese Society for Consumer Protection and seize all its assets and properties.
A security force came to an art exhibition in Khartoum and confiscated the paintings and arrested the attendees. The Civil Laboratory Foundation, which is organized the exhibition, stated in a press statement that 12 young men and women were arrested and all the paintings in the exhibition were confiscated.
Since the October 2021 coup, violations of civic freedoms have been rampant, with 117 protesters killed. Others have been subjected to detention, sexual violence, and torture. Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the October 25th coup, CIVICUS has released a new research brief on violations of civic freedoms that occurred during and after the coup.