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UN demands Sudan halts repression and allows monitors access

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has demanded that Sudanese authorities must end its repression of protesters; the shutdown of the internet; and grant human rights monitors access to the country.

Bachelet said that her office has received reports that detail the deaths of over 100 protestors and many more were injured by security officials during a peaceful sit-in on July 3.

The protests come after Sudan’s ruling general rejected an Ethiopian proposal for a transitional government. The democratic protests were organised by Sudan’s opposition who have announced plans for more mass demonstrations.

Al Jazeera reports that "the ruling Transitional Military Council rejected Ethiopia's plan on the grounds that Ethiopia needed to unify its proposal with an earlier option offered by the African Union.

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