Internet Access Severed Before Forthcoming Protests In Sudan

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Sudan SudanControlling social media discussions has become the new way to curb misrepresentation or even better, sharing of information, as it happens in the world. Many countries have resorted to interfere in free flow of information via the internet but controlling its access within its geographical bounds.

Iran has done it a lot and so did Belarus. Now its Sudan, where internet services have been disrupted, especially in the city of Khartoum, a little ahead of planned protests. This has been confirmed by reliable sources from a telecoms company that further shared that there are orders to shut down internet access and these came directly from the Sudan National Telecommunications Corporation.

Today’s protest marked the 11th day of these major demonstrations since an October 25 coup. The coup became the reason for the general public to demand for a free election process and fair democracy. All are against the role of military in the country for governance.

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It is mayhem again as the oust dictator came to power again. In November, a deal conspired between Abdalla Hamdok and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, something the youth of Sudan did not favor. The city roads rocked by youthful groups protesting the same. Apparently, they were disappointed about Hamdok saying he would not agree to any deal involving the army.

But Hamdok came back to power. Recently, Sudan’s sovereign council has also reinstated powers of arrests, detentions and seizures to the country’s intelligence service. This means there is going to be limited access to information on the ground and human rights violations might just go unnoticed and unreported too.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors has shared that more than 200 people were injured during last weekend protest, with six caused by live bullets. The committee also reported 48 deaths in crackdowns against military rule since October.

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