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Deaths, injuries and detentions during civil demonstrations in Sudan: a secondary data analysis

Since December 2018, anti-government protests in Sudan have led to deaths, injuries and detentions. LSHTM researchers have published mortality estimates up to April 2019.
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LSHTM researchers and international colleagues have published a study aiming to estimate mortality, injuries, and detention as a result of anti-government protests in Sudan since December 2018.

The article, published on May 2nd in Conflict and Health (BMC) provides a tabulation of data from three lists publicly available from Sudanese civil society sources. It estimates that 117 civilians have been killed in demonstrations from December - April 9 2019, with most of them shot. As such, it calls for the de facto government to cease attacks against peaceful civilian protesters.

Dahab, M., Abdelmagid, N., Kodouda, A. and Checchi, F. 2019. Deaths, injuries and detentions during civil demonstrations in Sudan: a secondary data analysis. Conflict and Health 13:16https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-019-0199-8

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