Sudan’s women: bruised and battered for expecting better

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Sudan’s women: bruised and battered for expecting better

In June, security forces stormed a sit-in protest. Horrific stories have begun trickling out, especially from the women

Umit Bektas

After six years abroad, Khadija Saleh returned to Sudan in March to join protesters in the streets demanding change.

She was taking part in a sit-in near the defence ministry in Khartoum on June 3 when security forces stormed in. The area had become a centre for anti-government protests.

Saleh said she was beaten with sticks, and still wears bandages on her wounds...

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