Only 46 percent of eligible voters participated in the elections, according to the government-controlled National Electoral Commission NECbut others believed the turn out to have been much lower. In February, NISS and Ministry of Interior special cybercrime units raided internet cafes in Khartoum in search of content threatening "public morals.
Moreover, the sports arena and by extension the Ultras groups can reveal certain social complexities and struggles, particularly in contexts where the dominant power exerts pressure on its population. Atef, Shahat Said
Herrera, Linda Contentious protests are induced through street demonstrations and public debates organized on various topics relating to government policy, although also prompted by the mosques, universities to a certain extent and stadia, which, as we will see, offer greater freedom of expression as they are able to break away from the control networks set up by the regime and its security apparatus.
Persons seeking damages for human rights violations had access to domestic and international courts. There were also unconfirmed reports that either Arab tribesmen or Massalit protesters killed a NISS officer during the protests, taking his weapon, in addition to seven to eight NISS officers injured.