Nine Sudanese and international staff members of Doctors Without Border, who were detained by security forces in Khartoum, in a move criticized widely on Monday, have been released. The Dabanga news agency quotes Sudan’s Joint Physicians’ Office as condemning the detentions as “a clear violation of international and humanitarian laws, traditions, and norms,”, calling the incident “a continuation of the coup authority’s violations against civilians, medical, and health personnel, and the sanctity of hospitals. The body also accused authorities of deliberately impeding the arrival of injured in the January 24 demonstrations to health facilities, saying that forces stationed near the Royal Care Hospital in Khartoum fired live ammunition to impede the treatment of the injured, amid a state of panic that afflicted patients and medical staff.
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