Sudan’s military rulers ordered an internet blackout after they violently dispersed protesters camping in central Khartoum who were demanding they leave power.
The lawyer, Abdel-Adheem Hassan, won a lawsuit over the blackout against telecoms operator Zain Sudan on Sunday.
However, he says he filed the case in a personal capacity so the victory is only benefiting him.
That means he is currently the only civilian in the country able to access the internet without resorting to complicated hacks.
He said he is going back to court on Tuesday to win the right for more Sudanese people.