The Wider Image: Beaten and abused, Sudan's women bear scars of fight for freedom
Amel Tajeldin, 41, a housewife and mother of four, poses for a photograph in Khartoum, Sudan, June 26, 2019. Tajeldin said she would take turns with her husband to watch the children so that she could go out and protest. "While it was his turn to look after the children, I took part in the demonstrations," she said. She used to teach songs to street children in a makeshift tent at the sit-in. On June 3, members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces shouted at her and other protesters and told them to run, she said. "We ran. We were surrounded by soldiers and policemen," she said. Both her arms are now wrapped in bandages. "While we were running, they beat us. To protect my head, I used my hands. This is why my two arms are broken," she said. "The ones like us beaten by police were lucky, the ones beaten by RSF members were brutally injured." REUTERS/Umit Bektas SEARCH "SUDAN WOMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.