Photograph — Jesse B. Awalt

On Monday, June 15, 2020, Sudan’s public prosecutor announced the discovery of a mass grave suspected to contain the remains of dozens of students killed in 1998 during the ousted regime of Omar al-Bashir. 

The prosecutor stated that an investigation has been launched, however, some of the suspected killers belonging to the past administration have fled.

The remains of the victims who tried escaping military service from a training camp were discovered at a mass grave, east of Khartoum. According to the prosecutor, the students were angry that they had been denied some time with their families during an Islamic holiday.

It is reported that they were shot while fleeing the El Eifalun camp, fearing they would be sent to southern Sudan where Bashir’s Islamist regime was fighting a civil war with rebels.

Read more: Reuters.

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