Rights Groups Urge Halt to Crackdown on Protests in Sudan

Two human rights groups have called on the government of Sudan to halt violence against protesters in cities around the nation.

Amnesty International and the African Center for Peace Studies are expressing concern for Sudanese protesters who were shot or arrested by security forces after demonstrations Tuesday and Wednesday. The groups say they have confirmed at least 50 protesters were killed after being shot in the chest or head. They say they are still receiving reports of shootings and …