It’s been more than a week since Sudan shut down mobile internet via major service providers. While the internet has been shut off, several reports indicate that more than 100 people have been killed, over 700 injured, and at least 70 raped.
This is not the first time Sudan has shut down the internet, but this round of shutdowns are different from previous ones. This time around, internet shutdowns have directly been followed by reports of systematic and organized killings and looting by the Transitional Military Council (TMC). Just before mobile internet was shut down, the TMC, who has been negotiating with opposition groups to set up a transitional civilian government, withdrew from the negotiations and sent in the Janjaweed militia in a reported murderous attack on peaceful protesters.
According to people in Sudan that Access Now spoke with, the military has confiscated and destroyed mobile phones and other electronic devices of protesters so that the atrocities documented could not be shared with the world.
Raise your voice on behalf of those who can’t. Share information about what is happening in Sudan and ask for the internet blackout to end now.