For the first time the military has admitted that it ordered the dispersal of a sit-in in capital Khartoum, which left 120 dead, as diplomats from the United States and African nations step up efforts for a solution to the country’s political crisis.
On June 3, days after talks between protest leaders and the military collapsed, armed men in military fatigues broke up the camp in an operation that left 120 people dead.
A top Sudanese general has promised that those responsible for this month’s violent crackdown on protesters will be sent to the “gallows”.
The deputy chief of the Transitional Military Council “Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo”, asked the public to wait for the outcome of an ongoing investigation into the incident.
The violence has sparked international condemnation, as opposition groups call for Sudan’s military to hand over power to a civilian government and restore democracy in the country.