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 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 10 weeks and till now, standing up for their rights and aspiring to a democratic, prosperous Sudan. As of today, at least 50 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 (163)
Feb 16th, 2019
elharith m. from Portland, ME signed.
Feb 6th, 2019
Yasir A. from Iowa City, IA writes:
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Sudanese government killed more than 50 young people just for asking for better future includes but not limited Peace, Justice and Freedom.
Feb 6th, 2019
Mohamed K. from Iowa City, IA writes:
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Peace makers have to maintain it any where any time. help us stop our government from killing people in Sudan.
Feb 5th, 2019
Siham e. from Arlington, TX signed.
Feb 5th, 2019
Eltignai M. from Lincoln, NE writes:
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Save sudan
Feb 5th, 2019
Eltignai M. from Lincoln, NE writes:
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Save sudan
Feb 5th, 2019
Ashraf E. from Reston, VA writes:
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Humanity comes 1st! Save Teens, Students, Doctors, Lawyers, and Teachers’ life. Be the PEOPLE.
Feb 4th, 2019
Elsir E. from Ashburn, VA writes:
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lease 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
Feb 4th, 2019
Mohammed E. from Euless, TX writes:
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Support Sudan protestors
Jan 25th, 2019
Someone from Houston, TX signed.

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