A court in Sudan sentenced to death six commandos who fired at unarmed students. This is reported by the edition Alintibaha…
During the suppression of protests on July 29, 2019, six students were killed while demonstrating. They demanded the transfer of power from the military to the civilian forces. Charges of involvement in the killing of protesters were brought against eight snipers of the special rapid reaction unit.
The court heard evidence from witnesses and decided to pardon the two accused. According to eyewitness reports, the two commandos were unarmed. They tried to prevent the rest of the snipers from shooting at the demonstrators.
The special formation, where the special forces served, was subordinate to the National Security and Intelligence Service of the armed forces of the Sudan. It played an important role in the violent suppression of protests in June 2019. On June 3, in the Sudanese capital Khatum, more than 100 people were killed and about 400 were injured.