Sudan to charge eight military officers over deadly crackdown

Eight senior military officers are to be charged in Sudan with crimes against humanity over their alleged part in the killing of protesters on 3 June.

The head of a Sudanese investigative committee said that 87 people were killed and 168 wounded on June 3  in Khartoum, when a sit-in protest was violently broken up by security forces.

Fath al Rahman Saeed, the head of the committee, told that 17 of those killed were in the square occupied by protesters and 48 of the wounded were hit by bullets.

Some security forces fired at protesters and three officers violated orders by moving forces into the sit-in, he said

However, Opposition activists say the number of deaths was closer to 130.

The prosecutors’ findings did not satisfy some opposition activists, and there are reports of new protests.

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