cloudyn.png
Wednesday December 11th, 2019 5:42AM

The Latest: Sudan protesters say 40 bodies pulled from Nile

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Sudan (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

Organizers of the pro-democracy protests in Sudan say 40 bodies have been retrieved from the Nile River in the capital, Khartoum.

The Sudan Doctors' Committee says Wednesday the bodies were pulled out on Tuesday, and that the bodies have been taken by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces to an unknown location.

Including these fatalities, the death toll has climbed to 100 since the violent dispersal of a sit-in outside the military's headquarters in Khartoum on Monday.

___

12:40 p.m.

Sudanese protest organizers are dismissing a call by the ruling generals to resume talks, saying the military isn't serious about negotiating with the protesters while shooting and killing them at the same time.

Mohammed Yousef al-Mustafa, a spokesman for the Sudanese Professionals Association which is leading the protests, told The Associated Press that the protesters "totally reject" the call from Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan on Wednesday for the resumption of talks.

He says "this call is not serious" because "Burhan and those under him have killed the Sudanese and are still doing it. Their vehicles patrol the streets, firing at people."

Al-Mustafa says: "We will continue in our protests, resistance, strike and total civil disobedience."

___

11:40 a.m.

The United States, Norway and Britain have issued a joint statement condemning the Sudanese security forces for their violent attacks on protesters that killed dozens this week.

A statement from the three nations, released late on Tuesday, says Sudan's ruling military council "has put the transition process and peace in Sudan in jeopardy" by ordering such attacks on protesters. It also expressed concerns the council had halted negotiations with protest leaders and cancelled all previous agreements.

The three nation's statement came before the Sudanese military council said on Wednesday that the generals are ready to resume negotiations with the opposition.

Security forces on Monday broke up a protest camp outside the military headquarters in Khartoum. At least 60 have been killed since then, according to protest organizers.

___

11:15 a.m.

The head of Sudan's ruling military council says the generals are ready to resume negotiations with the opposition, after three days of a violent crackdown that has claimed 60 lives across the country.

Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan said on Wednesday there would be "no restriction" in talks with the leaders behind the months-long street protests.

He says: "We open our hands to negotiations with all parties ... for the interest of the nation."

Burhan also added that those responsible for the violent beak-up of the demonstrators' sit-in would be held accountable.

There was no immediate reaction from the protesters. The motives for the general's apparent reversal — if sincere — were not immediately clear.

Burhan had earlier cut the negotiations and cancelled all agreed-on points between the military and the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the protesters.

___

8:20 a.m.

Organizers of the pro-democracy protests in Sudan say the death toll across the country since the violent dispersal of their sit-in in Khartoum earlier this week has increased to 60.

The previously reported death toll stood at 40.

The Sudan Doctors' Committee says security forces killed at least 10 people on Wednesday in the capital, Khartoum, and its twin city of Omdurman.

That came after another 10 people were killed on Tuesday, including five in the White Nile state, three in Omdurman and two in Khartoum's Bahri neighborhood.

The doctors' committee is the medical arm of the Sudanese Professionals Association, which has been spearheading protests against army rule.

On Monday, security forces broke up the protest camp outside military headquarters in Khartoum, posing a new challenge to the protest movement.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP National News, AP Online National News, Top General short headlines, AP World News
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Trump reads from FDR's prayer to the US on D-Day
President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day
9:28AM ( 13 minutes ago )
The Latest: Sudan protesters say 40 bodies pulled from Nile
Organizers of pro-democracy protests in Sudan say 40 bodies have been retrieved from the Nile River in the capital, Khartoum
9:24AM ( 18 minutes ago )
O'Rourke voting rights plan seeks 65% national voter turnout
Beto O'Rourke has unveiled a voting rights proposal he says can increase voter registration by 50 million and raise nationwide voter turnout to 65%
9:21AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
The Latest: Military fly-past swoop, closing D-Day ceremony
An international ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day has ended with a fly-past of historic and modern military aircraft.
8:14AM ( 1 hour ago )
US tariffs looming, many in Mexico back president's approach
Facing possible crippling tariffs, many in Mexico support President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's measured response
8:06AM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Queen gives personal thanks to D-Day veterans
Queen Elizabeth II has given an unusually personal thank you to veterans for their sacrifice during the D-Day invasion.
7:53AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
German nurse accused of 100 deaths says sorry to families
A former nurse on trial on allegations he killed 100 hospital patients in northern Germany apologized to his victims' relatives in a final statement to court, saying he realized how much pain and suffering he had caused with his "terrible deeds."
6:33AM ( 3 hours ago )
Sudanese generals want new talks as death toll reaches 60
Sudan's ruling military says generals ready to resume talks with opposition as death toll in crackdown reaches 60
5:55AM ( 3 hours ago )
Australian Cardinal Pell appeals child sex convictions
Lawyers for the most senior Roman Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse have argued in his appeal that he could not have molested two choirboys in an Australian cathedral undetected in an archbishop's robes
5:55AM ( 3 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
Trump reads from FDR's prayer to the US on D-Day
President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day
9:28AM ( 13 minutes ago )
O'Rourke voting rights plan seeks 65% national voter turnout
Beto O'Rourke has unveiled a voting rights proposal he says can increase voter registration by 50 million and raise nationwide voter turnout to 65%
9:21AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Production resumes at world's biggest Nutella plant
Unionists and owner Ferrero say workers at the world's biggest Nutella factory have removed picket lines and are back to work after production was brought to a near standstill in a dispute over salary negotiations
9:10AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Kate Spade New York fulfills $1 million mental health pledge
A year after Kate Spade took her own life, the foundation that bears her name has announced the completion of a $1 million pledge to support mental health services
9:00AM ( 41 minutes ago )
French government: No rush for Renault-Fiat Chrysler merger
France's finance minister says Renault and Fiat Chrysler shouldn't rush into a merger
8:55AM ( 46 minutes ago )