Condemn Sudan government’s use of lethal force against pro-democracy peaceful protesters

We call on the US government to condemn in the strongest terms the Sudanese regime's use of lethal force, including live ammunition, against the pro-democracy movement in Sudan. We further request that the US government pressure the regime of president Omer Al-Bashir to heed the protesters' demands for genuine democratic transformation.

The Islamist regime of president Omer Al-Bashir came to power via a military coup staged against a democratically elected government on June 30th, 1989. Since then, Omer Al-Bashir has continued to rule the country, backed by his fanatic Islamist party and has committed genocide, atrocities and crimes against humanity in Darfur in 2003 and continues to commit the same atrocities in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains, and South Blue Nile region. Al-Bashir’s ruling party has not only monopolized political power in the country for almost three decades, but the party’s high and middle ranking members, including Al-Bashir and his family, also devoured the treasury and national wealth through unprecedented levels of state kleptocracy and institutionalized embezzlement of the country’s resources. The Sudan’s economy has been paralyzed and its financial and banking systems have recently collapsed as anticipated. After 30 years of dictatorship and mismanagement, the majority of the Sudanese people are left in abject poverty, lacking income, food, transportation, and basic health care.

Recently, the pro-government parliament has endorsed an amendment to Sudan’s constitution to allow the re-election of Omer Al-Bashir for another 10 year term in 2020. Through another rigged election, in a replay of what happened in 2010, that would virtually impose the longest sitting Islamist dictator and the International Criminal Court's (ICC) top wanted suspect for crimes against humanity as president of Sudan for life.

Pro-democracy masses have taken to the streets all over the country for the last 3 weeks and till now, standing up for their rights and aspiring to a democratic, prosperous Sudan. As of today, at least 40 peaceful protesters were killed, most of them are college students. The government’s paramilitary forces are roaming the cities chasing the protesters with Kalashnikovs and terrorizing the population. To hide these atrocities against the Sudanese people, the security forces are working hard on cutting off internet web service in the country while imposing severe restrictions on freedom of the press, both nationally and internationally.

We call on the US government to stand by the Sudanese people’s right to freedom of opinion and expression. We urge you to exert effective pressure on the government of Sudan to allow unhindered peaceful demonstrations and to let them know that the world is watching and violence against unarmed peaceful demonstrations in Sudan comes with consequences.

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Public Comments (152)
5 hours ago
Mohaned E. from Morgantown, WV signed.
11 hours ago
Hassan G. from Fairfax, VA writes:
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Help stop killing protesters in Sudan
11 hours ago
Hassan G. from Fairfax, VA writes:
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Help stop killing protesters in Sudan
Jan 22nd at 11:34 pm
Nagla i. from Iowa City, IA writes:
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Please help peacfull protest in Sudan from killing by govrment and not giving them the right of freedm to tell their opinion. People in sudan looking for better life education, health, jobs and food. It's the time for Albasher to step down it' been 30 years that sudanes people suffuring
1 day ago
Sahar A. from Bradenton, FL writes:
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I condemn this violence witnessed in Sudan. The people of Sudan are kind honest people who deserve a chance to live and fill the world with thier love and modesty. Help the people of Sudan!
Jan 20th, 2019
Nada F. from Rosemount, MN writes:
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Please condemn the criminal acts of Albashir and his allies for all the killings against the peaceful unarmed protest for the deteriorating situation in Sudan!! He is a war criminal that should be inprisoned along with all the people associated with him!!
Jan 18th, 2019
isam e. from Falls Church, VA writes:
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Down with the dictator government of AlBashir and all the thugs with him that brought nothing but thirty years of poverty, suffering, torture, wars, and killing of thousands of innocent people especially in Darfour. Enough is enough!!!!
Jan 18th, 2019
Eltayeb E. from Greensboro, NC writes:
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Stop killing people in the Sudan
Jan 16th, 2019
Mohamed A. from Chicago, IL signed.
Jan 15th, 2019
Someone from Dunlow, WV writes:
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Condemn Sudan government for using force in dealing with in armed ...Help Us

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