Sudanese Doctor Who 'Soldiered On' After Khartoum Massacre Dies

17 September 2019

Khartoum — A doctor who was wounded during the violent dismantling of the sit-in in front of the army command in Khartoum on June 3, which left more than 100 people dead and hundreds more wounded, has died, according to a statement by colleagues.

In a statement on Sunday, the Sudan Central Doctors' Committee announced the death of Dr Ammar Yasir. The obituary says that after taking a bullet wound to the thigh during what has become known as the Ramadan 29 Massacre, Dr Yasir remained in the intensive care unit at the Sahiroon Hospital in Khartoum, working with dedication and determination.

His wound "did not discourage him from continuing the struggle", the Doctors' Committee says.

The cause of Dr Yasir's death is not disclosed.

Radio Dabanga's editorial independence means that we can continue to provide factual updates about political developments to Sudanese and international actors, educate people about how to avoid outbreaks of infectious diseases, and provide a window to the world for those in all corners of Sudan. Support Radio Dabanga for as little as €2.50, the equivalent of a cup of coffee.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Radio Dabanga

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.