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Top UN officials urge Sudan coup leaders to reverse course

New arrests have been reported as the United Nations holds an emergency session on the coup in Khartoum.
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The head of the United Nations’ High Commission for Human Rights condemned last week’s coup in Sudan and urged Sudanese military leaders to reinstate civilian government officials.

Michelle Bachelet urged Sudan’s military leaders “and their backers” on Friday to “step back in order to allow the country to return to the path of progress towards institutional and legal reforms.”

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