Designates Rapid Support Forces Janjaweed in sudan an international terrorist organisation

In a repeat of June 3, 2019 massacre, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) under the command of Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (aka ‘Hemeti’) are the main force behind the recent military coup in Sudan and are using brute force, including live fire, to disperse unarmed pro-democracy protesters. Since October 25, 2021, hundred young protesters were killed and around two thousands were severely wounded. The Sudanese police vehemently denied using live ammunition which confirms that RSF are responsible for these ongoing crimes.
The Janjaweed militia has spread throughout Khartoum terrorizing the Sudanese people breaking into their homes and shooting whoever expresses any resistance. The militiamen are specifically targeting women, storming into girls’ dormitories and committing heinous sex crimes, acts that are reminiscent of what happened in Darfur villages. By all accounts, Hemeti’s Rapid Support Forces are a reconstituted version of the Janjaweed, which was responsible for atrocities during the Darfur genocide. The RSF now includes former officers of the “operations” branch of Bashir’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). These have been responsible for extrajudicial killing of Sudanese people and fund their operations from illegal activities such as gold and drug smuggling and kidnapping for ransom. They continue to do so. March 22 the RSF Himiti met Putin of Russia and promised support of Ukraine invasion.
We urge you to help designate the RSF as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) as they continue to terrorize the Sudanese people and are engaged in unlawful acts across the continent from smuggling gold, arms and drugs to fighting as stateless mercenaries.