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Sudan Coup: The Names And Faces Of The Protesters Killed

Above Photo: A wounded Sudanese anti-coup protester is carried away by comrades during a demonstration in “Street 40” of the capital’s twin city of Omdurman on 25 November, 2021. AFP.

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In little over a month, security forces have killed 42 people protesting against Sudan’s military coup.

On 25 October, Sudan‘s top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, declared a state of emergency in the country, ousting the government and detaining the country’s civilian leadership, including Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

The military takeover, which upended a two-year transition to civilian rule, was widely denounced by critics as a coup, and sparked a nationwide protest movement that has been violently repressed by armed forces.

One month later, the independent Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) has tallied the names of 42 protesters who have been killed between 21 October – one of the first protests against the army’s already clear ambitions to claim power – and Thursday 25 November.

In a series of ongoing “march of millions” protests, hundreds of thousands of Sudanese have taken to the streets over the past month to call for civilian rule in a country with a long history of military coups. Sudan has enjoyed rare interludes of democratic rule since independence in 1956.

Police officials have denied using any live ammunition against demonstrators, but CCSD reporting, as well as footage emerging from Sudan despite heavy internet blackouts, contradicts the claim that the armed forces have used “minimum force” to disperse the protests.

The violent repression reached its peak on 17 November, when 16 protesters were fatally shot, prompting widespread condemnation.

“The ruthless killing of 16 people on 17 November, many shot in the head, shows clearly that Sudan’s security forces had no intention of exercising restraint, but are bent on silencing Sudanese voices,” Human Rights Watch’s Horn of Africa director Laetitia Bader said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Sudan’s backers should not, in the name of political expediency, let these crimes go unanswered nor those responsible get away with them.”

Using data provided by CCSD and photographs from Sudanese activists, Middle East Eye has compiled a list of the 42 demonstrators confirmed to have been killed in a month of upheaval in Sudan. Along with the hundreds of wounded civilians, the slain protesters – aged 13 to 70 – are a stark reminder of the coup’s deadly consequences.

Despite police claims, every confirmed death came after the protester was shot by live ammunition, with the majority of victims – just under six in 10 people – having been shot in the head or neck.

The killed protesters were overwhelmingly young, with over three-quarters of them under the age of 30, including five minors.

The youngest victim was a 13-year-old girl, identified as Ramaaz Hatem al-Atta, while the oldest was 70-year-old Awad al-Karim Abdul Majid. Both were shot in the head.

Hamdok was reinstated as premier on Sunday under a heavily contested agreement signed with Burhan, the man who put him under house arrest just weeks before. But Sudanese demonstrators remain determined to stay in the streets and push for democracy.

Another protest is planned this Thursday.

21 October 2021

  1. Mustafa Khader Mohammad, 18, was shot in the chest and died a week later, on 28 October.

25 October 2021

  1. Qassem al-Sadiq, 28, was shot in the head and died that same day.
  2. Omar Abdullah Adam, 25, was shot in the neck and died nearly three weeks later, on 15 November.
  3. Mohammad Abd al-Rahim al-Saudi, 27, was shot in the head and died three days later, on 28 October.
  4. Mohammad Abd al-Salam Anwar, 18, was shot in the chest and died two days later, on 27 October.
  5. Jamal Abdel Nasser al-Shazly, 22, was shot in the head and died that same day.

  1. Mohammad Salih Kor, 18, was shot in the head and died that same day.
  2. Al-Qasim Ibrahim al-Qasim al-Rikabi, 29, was shot in the chest and died that same day.

26 October 2021

  1. Mustafa Ahmed Mohieldin, 41, was shot in the head and died that same day.

28 October 2021

  1. Yassin Omar Yassin, 19, was shot in the neck and died that same day.
  2. Marwan Jamal, 20, was shot in the head and died two days later, on 30 October.

30 October 2021

  1. Abdel Wahab Awad Allah, 19, was shot in the chest and died that same day.
  2. Mohammad Nour Ahmed, 55, was shot in the neck and died nearly two weeks later, on 12 November.
  3. Mohammad al-Amin Abu Zaid al-Daw, 25, was shot in the head and died that same day.
  4. Unidentified man.
  5. Amin Khalifa Haroun, 45, was shot in the abdomen and died that same day.

13 November 2021

  1. Abd al-Hamid Abd al-Karim al-Nazif, 31, was shot in the chest and died that same day.
  2. Sheikh Yasser Ali Yousef, 18, was shot in the shoulder and died that same day.
  3. Huzayfa Muzammil Mohammad Nour, 17, was shot in the back and died that same day.
  4. Mujahid Mohammad Farah, 15, was shot in the abdomen and thigh and died the next day, on 14 November.
  5. Mohammad Abd al-Karim, 20, was shot in the chest and died that same day.

  1. Ahmed Badr Mohammad Musa, 35, was shot in the chest and died that same day.
  2. Ramaaz Hatem al-Atta, 13, was shot in the head and died a day later, on 14 November.
  3. Shaker Ali Abdel Rahman, 28, was shot in the head and died three days later, on 16 November.

17 November 2021

  1. Hatem Mohammad Hussein, 18, was shot in the neck and died that same day.
  2. Mohammad Anwar al-Siddiq, 27, was shot in the abdomen and died that same day.
  3. Ahmed Ali Mirghani, 27, was shot in the head and died that same day.
  4. Awad al-Karim Abdul Majid, 70, was shot in the face and died that same day.
  5. Saber Othman Mahjoub, 26, was shot in the chest and died that same day.

  1. Louay Taj al-Sir, in his 30s, was shot in the chest and died that same day.
  2. Muzammil al-Junaid Suleiman, 32, was shot in the eye and died that same day.
  3. Abu Bakr Saleh Othman, 28, was shot in the chest and abdomen and died that same day.
  4. Othman Hamad Ahmed Othman, 25, was shot in the head and died that same day.
  5. Youssef Abdel Rahim Abdullah, 20, was shot in the head and died that same day.

  1. Set al-Nafour Ahmed, 25, was shot in the head and died that same day.
  2. Ali Berir Ali Hamad, 22, shot in the head and died that same day.
  3. Bilal Ahmad Mohammad Fadl al-Sayed, 28, was shot in the chest and died that same day.
  4. An unidentified man in his 20s was shot in the head and died that same day.
  5. An unidentified man in his 20s was shot in the head and died that same day.

  1. Mohammad Adam Haroun, 16, was shot in the head and leg and died three days later, on 20 November.

21 November 2021

  1. Youssef Abdel Hamid, 16, was shot in the head and died that same day.
  2. Al-Tayeb Bahar Nasser, 21, was shot in the head and died three days later, on 24 November.
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