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Death toll rises to 35, hundreds wounded in Sudan crackdown

Khartoum / The death toll as a result of a violent crackdown on protests that have gripped the capital of Sudan since April has gone up to 35, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, an opposition union, said Tuesday.

Hundreds of people have also been wounded as security forces attempted to disperse a sit-in camp outside the military headquarters in Khartoum.

The wounded are being treated in intensive care units across the capital, the CCSD added.

“The exact number (of wounded) is unclear as armed militias and security forces are surrounding the hospitals and attacking / arresting doctors,” a Facebook statement from the committee said.

“Moreover, according to the testimonies of doctors and protesters, many of the dead bodies at the sit-in area were taken by the Janjaweed militias and thrown into the Nile River,” the statement added.

The Sudanese Professionals Association announced the beginning of an all-out political strike and civil disobedience and termination of negotiations with the Coup Council late Monday.

The sit-in camp, which was the epicenter of the revolution that ousted Omar al Bashir on April 11, ending his 30-year rule, has been totally dismantled by the military, opposition leaders have said.

The military junta said the intervention was directed at delinquents who had infiltrated the sit-in, although for several weeks now army chiefs have been exerting pressure on the opposition to dismantle the protest.

The Chairman of the Transitional Military Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announced the suspension on Tuesday of all the agreements that had been reached to date with the opposition.

The chairman also said that fresh elections would be held within nine months.

The leader of the military council, which currently governs the African states since al Bashir’s toppling, has ordered the acting general prosecutor to lead an investigation into events.

Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, issued a statement to “strongly condemn the violence and the use of force to disperse the protestors at the sit-in site.”

The UN’s Human Rights office added: “We deplore the use of live ammunition in protest camps, targeting peaceful protestors who have been an inspiration over the past months. We call for a swift transition to a civilian administration, justice and an end to impunity.” (June 4, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Principalmente, en el texto se habla... (Mainly in the text, it's talked about...)
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del titoreo que hubo en un campamento en la ciudad sudanesa de Jartum.
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de la condena de la ONU a lo sucedido en Jartum, Sudán.
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de por qué fue derrocado Omar al Bashir en Sudán.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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el Ejército utilizó disparó a la gente para que se desmantelara ese campamento.
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se desmiente que el Ejército utilizara la violencia para desmantelar ese campamento.
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se desconoce si el Ejército llegó a utilizar la violencia para desmantelar ese campamento.
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Según el texto... (According to the text...)
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la junta militar asegura que había delincuentes en ese campamento.
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en ningún momento la junta militar pidió que se disolviera esa acampada.
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los activistas decidieron disolver la acampada sin que se lo dijera la junta militar.
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En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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esas protestas comenzaron justo cuando comenzó el tiroteo.
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las protestas contra Al Bashir comenzaron hace unos meses.
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aún no se ha registrado ninguna protesta contra Al Bashir.
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Sobre el tiroteo se dice que... (About the shooting, it is said that...)
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decenas de personas han perdido la vida en él.
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por el momento no se sabe que haya víctimas mortales.
C
nadie resultó herido.
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