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U.S. Calls Sudan Military Crackdown ‘Devastating,’ Urges Independent Investigation

U.S. Calls Sudan Military Crackdown ‘Devastating,’ Urges Independent Investigation by Paul Schemm – Washington Post

The top U.S. diplomat for Africa pushed Friday for Sudan to carry out an “independent and credible” investigation into a June 3 military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters that left scores dead.

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy described the attack on a long-running sit-in near the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, as “just devastating.”

Medical organizations linked to the protesters put the toll at least 118, while the military-led transitional government has acknowledged that at least 60 were killed when security forces cleared the square…

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