KHARTOUM, Sudan – Hundreds of doctors and health workers in Khartoum protested against violence by Sudanese security forces at healthcare facilities.
The protest was organized by the Sudanese Doctors Syndicate near the government-run Khartoum ENT Hospital.
The participants held banners urging authorities to respect the sanctity of hospitals and medical facilities.
Doctors and health workers say security forces have carried out raids at various hospitals and medical facilities to harass people who have taken part in protests to demand return to full civilian rule since the military seized power in October 2021.
Sudan has been in turmoil since October 25, 2021, when the military dismissed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s transitional government and declared a state of emergency. The move was slammed by political groups as a coup to thwart the restoration of democratic process.
Before the military takeover, Sudan was governed by a sovereign council of military and civilian officials who were given the responsibility to supervise and enable the transition to democracy by ensuring the holding of elections in 2023.