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12/30/2021 Sudan (International Christian Concern) –The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) said in a tweet today, December 30th, that four civilians were killed “by the live ammunition of security forces while participating in today’s anti-coup protests.”

This has brought the death toll to 52 civilians since protests began in late October, when Sudan’s military dissolved its power-sharing government and detained civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

Protesters are largely demanding the resumption of the government’s transition to civilian rule and democracy.

While an agreement was made between Hamdoc and Sudan’s top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in November, the Christian Post reported that the deal “did not give the civilian coalition that shared power with the military.”

This has left civilians protesting for a true democracy with a “fully civilian government to oversee the transition,” according to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Before the October coup, Sudan’s transitional constitution helped the country make significant strides towards a freer and more open society.

If the military remains in control, progress towards religious freedom in Sudan will likely be halted, if not reversed.

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