Sudan's Army Hands Over Results Of 2019 Protest Killings Probe
Umer Jamshaid 29 days ago Sun 16th May 2021 | 08:50 AM
Khartoum, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th May, 2021 ) :Sudan's army said Saturday it had handed prosecutors the results of a probe into the 2019 killing of protesters in Khartoum, after hundreds rallied this week calling for justice.
The iron-fisted ruler was ousted days later, but protesters kept up the sit-in for weeks, demanding the transfer of power from military to civilian rule.
The ruling generals at the time denied ordering the bloody dispersal and called for a probe into the incident.
"General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the transitional sovereign council and the armed forces commander-in-chief handed the results of an armed forces probe into the events.
.. to prosecutor general Tagelsir al-Hebr," the army said in a statement Saturday.
"This will allow for the general prosecution to take legal procedures and reach final results," the army said.
On Tuesday, protesters had gathered outside the army headquarters to demand justice for the victims of the 2019 violence. Security forces killed two demonstrators at the rally, fuelling further anger.
Later that year, an investigation committee led by a prominent lawyer launched an independent probe into the killings but has yet to finish its inquiry.