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Crackdown on Sudan Sit-In Killed More Than 108, Doctors Say

  • Toll continues to rise, with reports of dead thrown into Nile
  • International criticism builds against Sudan’s military rulers
Sudanese protesters burn tires and barricade the road in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on June 3, 2019. 

Sudanese protesters burn tires and barricade the road in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on June 3, 2019. 

Photographer: Ahmed Mustafa/AFP via Getty Images

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The death toll from a security crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Sudan’s capital rose to more than 108, a doctors’ group said Wednesday, amid mounting international criticism of the ruling military that ousted veteran President Omar al-Bashir.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, a group affiliated with the protests, said in a statement that some of the dead had been thrown into the Nile River and it expects the toll to rise further.