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US concerned over Sudanese government violence against protesters

The United States of America on Monday accused government forces of firing live bullets and storming mosques, hospitals and private residences, and expressed concern over continued use of violence by the Sudanese government forces.

In statement issued by Al Taghyeer website on Tuesday 12 February, it called on authorities to recognize the right of the Sudanese people to life including their right to the peaceful expression of their legitimate demands.

Meanwhile, it demanded the release of leaders of political parties, human rights activists and peaceful demonstrators who are still in detention.

Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provides: “The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized. No restrictions may be placed on the exercise of this right other than those imposed in conformity with the law and which are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, public order, the protection of public health or morals or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

Source: Altahgeer, Sudantribune