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Circulated video threatens protestors with death and detention

Electronic outlets have circulated videos showing a person threatening those protesting against the government that they will be killed and detained.

According to Sudan Times website, social media outlets on Saturday 15 December 2018 widely circulated a video clip threatening death against citizens who take to streets to demonstrate against the government. “The video showed a person in civilian dress holding a revolver and threatening to kill whosoever takes to the street to demonstrate against the regime”.

Most of Khartoum neighborhoods have witnessed popular demonstrations sparked by a deteriorating economic situation and lack of basic commodities, with youth groups and political parties calling for peaceful demonstrations against government policies.

Under Part II of Sudan’s Interim Constitution 2005, citizens have the right to peaceful assembly and to organize protest and also have similar right to freedom of expression. Sudan is a member of the United Nations and has an obligation under Article 21 of the International Covenant on human rights in the article that guarantees peaceful assembly.

Source: Sudan Times