The death toll from Sudan’s latest anti-coup protests at the weekend has risen to eight, medics said Monday, bringing the total number killed since last month’s military takeover to 23.

Iran PressAfrica: The Central Committee of Sudanese Physicians said in a statement on Monday that the number of victims of protests against the military coup in the country has reached 23 people.

Sudan’s top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on 25 October declared a state of emergency, ousted the government and detained the civilian leadership. 

The military takeover sparked a chorus of international condemnation, including punitive aid cuts, with world powers demanding a swift return to civilian rule. 

In recent weeks, the military has been mounting a harsh crackdown on protesters, who have been taking to the streets after Sudan’s main opposition coalition called for civil disobedience and protests across the country hours after the military coup.

The situation inside Sudan is critical and unsettled, and foreign intervention in the country has increased.

 Over the past few years, following the escalation of political tensions in Sudan, many foreign actors such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the Zionist regime have been present in the Sudanese political arena, both openly and covertly. According to the leaked documents, the United States was aware of the coup in Khartoum, and the traces of the Zionist regime are also evident in this coup too. 219