Sudan sinks into terror and blood. At least 40 corpses were rescued from the Nile at the gates of Khartoum, leading to at least 100 deaths the provisional total of the opponents killed since the repression of the movement for democracy encamped in the capital, between the protests of the two international organizations. Repression that now - the democratic opposition claims - has passed to the former Janjaweed, who 15 years ago carried out massacres in Darfur and that now would have recycled themselves as plainclothes militants serving the regime. The latter officially said he wanted to investigate the 100 deaths.
The news, once again, comes from the opposition: "The bodies of forty of our noble martyrs were recovered yesterday from the Nile river", the Central Committee of Sudanese doctors writes on Facebook. "It's a massacre," the association added, saying it had counted at least 100 bodies lined up in the hospital. Having lived several times in these crucial weeks of change in Sudan, this is an association that in fact is a member of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), the democratic alliance that, since the fall of the dictator Omar almost a month ago al Bashir, tried to deal with the military the terms of a democratic transition of the tormented country of the Sahel.
A negotiation that, announced the head of the military junta, or Military Transitional Council (TMC), General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, was cut short after the repeated request by the square for a transition of at least three years, with the passage of the powers from the military to the civil sphere and a gradual transition to democracy. In fact, three years is the minimum time before free and democratic elections can be held, according to the opposition, which has called for continued peaceful protest. But the three-year transition is a clearly unacceptable request for the military, which yesterday announced the vote within nine months, re-enacting the protest that, at this point, has been repressed in blood.
Two days ago he shot himself on the sit-in that for weeks had been stationed in front of the Tmc building, on the banks of the Nile. The democratic protest has tried to reorganize itself and to regain itself alive, and the organizers have urged to challenge the regime for the occurrence of the end of Ramadan. But to the patrols of soldiers, still according to the opposition forces, the violent work of paramilitary militiamen, mostly in civilian clothes, has been flanked, who beat, kidnap, torture, kill. This is the Rapid Support Force (RSF), which would be none other than the infamous Janjaweed militiamen, held responsible for the genocide and ethnic cleansing of the black populations of the autonomous Sudanese province of Darfur starting from 2003, which caused the indictment at the International Criminal Court of Al Bashir.
"We have reached the point where we cannot even set foot outside the house for fear of being beaten or shot dead by security forces," said a resident of Khartoum quoted by the BBC. Another, also quoted by the British broadcaster's website, said he was dragged out of his car and beaten "by the Janjaweeds".
The movement for Sudanese democracy, which someone compared to the Arab Springs a few years ago, was born in December from the seed of a spontaneous protest for the increase in the price of flour - it was called the `protest of the felafel´ - and fuel, and then put political roots, after over 30 years of military dictatorship led by Al Bashir. The dictator was ousted from power on April 12, six days after the protest took on the peaceful form of a permanent sit-in, in the spotlight of the whole world, which resembled that of the Tiananmen Square students, crushed in the blood exactly 30 years ago.