Sudan activists say internet restored after crackdown
KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudanese activists say internet service has been restored in the country, after a weekslong blackout imposed during a deadly crackdown earlier last month.
A telecommunications faction of the Sudanese Professional’s Association says Wednesday that users across the country have been back online. The development comes a week after the military council and protest leaders agreed on a power-sharing deal.
The ruling military council had blocked internet service after security forces razed a protest camp in the capital of Khartoum on June 3.
People in Sudan have begun posting footage of alleged abuses by security forces against protesters during the break-up.
A Khartoum court on Tuesday ordered telecommunication companies working in Sudan to restore internet service.
Late on Tuesday, the NetBlocks observatory said data showed significant restoration of internet in Sudan.