The commission of inquiry into the process of dispersing the sit-in in front of the Sudanese army general command on June 3, 2019 – at a press conference today, Friday – said the commission had was able to hear the testimonies of 3,000 witnesses in the process of dispersing the sit-in, and he has in his hands 300 videos related to the process which resulted in dozens of protesters were killed and injured.
The head of the committee, Nabil Adeeb – at a press conference held 20 months after the committee was formed – said that what people saw about the sit-in dispersal incident did not was nothing but the tip of the iceberg, as he put it. , and went on to say that the committee’s access to the casualty count depends on its obtaining technical support related to the diagnosis of corpses. Adeeb noted that the commission is investigating a political crime, while the results of the investigation will be legal.
In June 2019, armed men in military uniforms broke up a sit-in demanding the handing over of power to civilians outside the army general command headquarters in Khartoum following the overthrow of the former president Omar al-Bashir on April 11, 2019.
The dispersal resulted in the deaths of 66 people, according to the health ministry, while the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change – which at the time were the leaders of the popular movement – estimated the number at 128 .
The forces of change held the military council – which was in power at the time – responsible for breaking the sit-in, while the council said it had not given an order to disperse .
In September 2019, the government decided to create an independent commission of inquiry into the events of the sit-in dispersal.