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U.N.'s Bachelet calls for swift transition to civilian government in Sudan

U.N.'s Bachelet calls for swift transition to civilian government in Sudan
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaks at a news conference after meeting with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Fausto Torrealba NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. -
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GENEVA (Reuters) – Sudanese authorities must ensure a swift transition to a civilian government, as desired by large segments of the population and the African Union, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Wednesday.

She also called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and to investigate all allegations of excessive use of force, including reported attacks on hospitals by Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces and other security forces.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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