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anti-coup protest in Sudan: Excessive use of force and arbitrary arrest and detention of protesters during the 14th March anti-coup rallies

ACJPS brief provides an update on various incidents resulting in serious violations of human rights of civilians that occurred during the anti-coup rallies of 14th March 2023. According to the Statistics by Sudanese Doctors Committee, at least 24 people were injured during 14th March the protests.

On 14 March 2023, Mr. Ibrahim Abdalbasit, a 37 year old human rights defender, photographer and Journalist who specializes in freedom of assembly and protest coverage was hit with stone in the chest whilst he was covering an anti-coup protest near Sharwani Station in East Alduom  in Khartoum.

In a separate incident, Mr. Mohamed Farouq, a mobile photographer, was shot by a teargas canister on 14 March 2023 while covering an anti-coup rally near Algurshi Garden Square in Khartoum 3 neighborhood in Central Khartoum state.

On 14 March 2023, at around 3:00pm, eleven young peaceful protesters, three of whom were females, were arrested from Sharwani Station in Khartoum's East Aldum neighborhood during an anti-coup rally. The female protesters were taken to Federal Police and verbally abused, with officers referring to them as prostitutes.