Sudanese pro-democracy groups call for UN protection during peaceful protests

Seven Sudanese legal and human rights groups have called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the need to take international protection measures on marches and processions on June 30, noting the violence previously used against peaceful demonstrators. The seven groups, including the Darfur Bar Association, the Emergency Lawyers, Women Lawyers for Change, informed the UN Secretary-General, in a memorandum submitted to Volker Perthes, UN Special Representative for Sudan, and head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), of the military and security measures taken by the authorities against unarmed civilians, exercising their right to peaceful expression.

Sudanese pro-democracy groups call for UN protection during peaceful protests
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