Local Statement by European Union Resident Member States in Sudan (31.01.2018)

KHARTOUM, Sudan, January 31, 2018 – Local Statement by European Union Resident Member States in Sudan:

“The Ambassadors of the resident EU Embassies in Sudan are very concerned by the prolonged detention without charge or trial of a large number of political leaders, human rights activists and other citizens, and by the repeated seizures of national newspapers.

We call on the Sudanese Government to release all these detainees as soon as possible, to ensure they are not mistreated and to respect the right of Sudanese people to peaceful freedom of expression and association, including freedom of the media. We condemn the violence used against peaceful protest, and continue to encourage those exercising their fundamental rights to do so peacefully.

The European Union and its member states remain committed to a stable, democratic and prosperous future for Sudan, for the benefit of its people.”

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