Sudan: Sudanese Professionals Association – Joint Statement (06.07.2022)

Out of historical responsibility and to contribute to defending the gains of the glorious December revolution, and out of concern for the future of this country, and out of loyalty to the pure blood that was sacrificed and dear souls lost, and as an affirmation of our adherence to the main principles and objectives of the Sudanese revolution.

In which the masses of the Sudanese people participated, and the masses of the Sudanese people won with unique unity and solidarity in 2019, and in the belief that joint action is the mainstay of achieving the desired goals. Appreciated forces from the professional, labor and craft components reached the need to formulate a new vision that keeps pace with the developments and developments in the Sudanese political arena. It addresses the shortcomings demonstrated by the experience of the transition during the two-and-a-half years until the coup of October 25, 2021 AD.

Serious thinking about confronting the coup, due to which the process of change was delayed, and the pace of national revival faltered, is what prompted us to formulate goals that meet the aspirations of the masses of the Sudanese people, to confirm through them the development of our positions to suit the great upsurge that occurred in the revolutionary sense among the various groups of the Sudanese people. With the consequences of fragmentation among the forces that had previously contributed to the achievement of the revolution, and with an objective and responsible consideration of what all the revolutionary forces did in the processions and sit-ins, we decided, agreed, and were confident to reach a new formula for joint action, which would push the revolutionary process in the country and serve as the mobilization of the revolutionary forces. And aligning it again, which is the formula included in the declaration below, which we call on the political, civil and demand forces and all the relevant components to contribute to its development and supplement it with additions and then sign it.

We, the undersigned, are among the glorious forces of the Sudanese revolution, in adherence to the goals and values of the glorious December revolution, and the valiant resistance to the coup of October 25, 2021 AD, and following the guidance of the martyrs, wounded, injured and missing persons throughout the country.

We announce the continuation of our joint political and operational work, bearing in mind the need to formulate clear goals for the revolution that express the position of most Sudanese women and men.

In light of this, we announce our adoption of the following objectives:

First: The revolutionary authority should immediately step down and a full transitional civilian authority be established.

Second: Dissolving the institutions and structures of the coup government and removing the effects of the October 25 coup.

Third: The return of the military to the barracks and the assumption of the armed, security and police forces’ roles under the executive authority of the Council of Ministers.

Fourth: Accounting and trying the criminals involved in the blood of Sudanese women and men.

Fifth: The Unified National Professional Army.

Sixth: The tasks of the transitional period:

1. Security and military reform.

2. Economic reform and improvement of people’s livelihood.

3. Judicial and justice reform and comprehensive justice of all kinds.

4. The dismantling of the June 30 system.

5. Achieving a comprehensive and just peace.

6. Civil service reform and its nationalism and fair distribution of opportunities.

7. Complete independence of the trade union movement, non-administrative interference in all its forms, and respect for international conventions and covenants in trade union affairs.

8. Preparing for a constitutional conference.

9. Preparation for general elections at the end of the transitional period.

The signatories:

1- Democratic Alliance of Lawyers.

2- Sudan Central Doctors Committee.

3- Sudanese Engineers Association.

4- Central Committee for Medical Laboratories.

5- Sudan Central Pharmacists Committee.

6- The Preparatory Committee for the Restoration of the Sudanese Journalists Syndicate.

7- Omdurman Islamic University Syndicate

8- Management of the General Union of Agricultural Engineers.

9- Administrative Officers Gathering.

10- The Central Committee of Health Officers in Sudan.

11- Committee of Consultants and Specialists.

12- The Human Resources Professionals Association.

13- Sudanese Environmentalists Association.

14- The Meteorological Professionals Association.

15- Sudanese craftsmen and workers gathering.

16- Tax Professionals Association.

17-. Civil Aviation Coordination.

18- The Sharia Physicians Syndicate.

19- The gathering of workers in the oil sector.

20- Steering Committee of the Sub-Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

21- Gathering of judicial authority employees.

22- Sudan University of Science and Technology professors gathering.

23- The Steering Committee of the General Professional Union of Sudanese University and Higher Institutes Professors

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Sudan: Khartoum City Resistance Committees Coordination – As The Revolution Advances, The Coup General Maneuvers (04.07.2022)

The Sudanese revolution continues its valiant victories, for which it has paid in advance with pure blood and precious souls since its inception, to reassure the world that this nation is impervious to submission and defeat, and that this revolution will achieve its noble goalds regardless of who approves or disapproves. this demonstrated in the 30th of June’s massive mass movement, which culminated in sit-ins in cities despite the violence, repression, and violations leveled against the mass movement.

Our Resistant People:

The leader of the coup, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, came out with his insistence on the false illusion that he is the guardian of the future of the Sudanese state, while he is unaware that the future of this country is drawn by the martyrs, the wounded, the missing, the raped, the detainees, the displaced, the refugees and the vast majority of Sudanese women and men who decided for this country the path of freedom, peace, justice and democratic civil transition.

The masses of the people of Sudan:

One of the greatest goals of this revolution is to restore respect to the Sudanese military institution, which the National Islamic Front tampered with to such an extent that it made this confused man one of its high-rank officers, and he does not deserve even the mere honor of being a soldier in it. The Sudanese armed forces are an institution that preserves, not dissipates, and protects, not threatens, and it is the obligation and responsibility of all honorable Sudanese to remove this brutal coup group and to reform this institution and create a united, professional national army that distance itself from political and commercial activities.

The revolutionaries:

Therefore, we, the Khartoum City Resistance Committees Coordination, say to coup leader Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan and his supporters that the path before you is clear, not for a Security and Defense Council or any other attempt to reposition in the future of the Sudanese state, but rather towards the gallows for the crimes you committed against this great nation.

Media Office

June 4, 2022

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Committee on Communication and External Relations – Important statement about (IGAD meeting) – (05.07.2022)

We followed by denouncing the invitation addressed by the head of the coup council, Lieutenant-General Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, to the heads of the member states of the IGAD Secretariat for an extraordinary meeting. It will be held today, Tuesday, July 5, in Nairobi, the capital of the sisterly Republic of Kenya.

We renew our appreciation and respect for the Republic of Kenya, its people, the Kenyan presidency, and all the peoples and heads of IGAD member states. We would like to express our rejection of the issuance of this invitation by General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, as he is the head of a government that is not recognized by the regional and international communities. And to ask at the same time about the legitimacy of accepting this invitation by the heads of state of the organization in conjunction with the role played by the organization as a facilitator within the framework of the tripartite initiative in which it participates with the United Nations and the African Union.

It also coincided with the freezing of the African Union – which is the continental organization with reference in these matters – Sudan’s membership in its activities, which necessarily applies to the activities of IGAD.

We direct our statement to the heads of IGAD member states. We appreciate the role they play to help Sudan find solutions to its current problems. We ask them, within the framework of their prescribed role in maintaining peace, security and stability in the region, and establishing and protecting the basic rights of its people, to:

First: Condemning the fateful 25th of October coup and rejecting all the decisions and measures that resulted from it.

Second: Condemning the crimes committed by the coup regime in Sudan and the excessive violence it uses against defenseless citizens.

Third: To declare, beyond any doubt, that the meeting of the heads of state of the IGAD group with the head of the coup regime in Sudan does not mean, in any way, recognition of him or his coup regime.

And that the goal of meeting with him is to send a strong message to him to comply with the desire of the Sudanese people and hand over power to civilians and the withdrawal of the military from the political process in line with the founding charters of the IGAD organization that upholds the values of freedom, justice, democracy and human rights.

In conclusion, the Nairobi meeting is a real test of the credibility of the IGAD organization and its seriousness in confronting everything that would constitute a threat and a violation of the founding values and charters of the organization, and its role as an acceptable and capable mediator in resolving crises and conflicts that the region is exposed to from time to time.

Forces of Freedom and Change – Committee on Communication and Foreign Relations

5 July 2022

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Ethiopia: 3 days after government security forces takes over the territory – A massacre hits Qellem Wollega…

The Shene group that has escaped from the stick that the security forces use is causing danger to the citizens of West Wollega. In Oromia region, people found in Qelem Wollega zone have been killed. We are saddened by the suffering that happened to our citizens, we will follow this terrorist group to the end and remove it from our people. Shane Dulla group who escaped from security forces are fleeing from Wollega Dhiya people. The last thing has been done on the citizens of Oromia region, Qellem Wollega. We will remove this terrorist group with our people till the end” (Abiy Ahmed Ali, 04.07.2022).

It is tragic and sad, but at the same time very interesting how things are moving. The Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) and Oromia Regional Special Forces are currently operating in the final offensive against the Oromo Liberation Army/Front (OLA/OLF) which they nickname “Shane”. However, this militia had officially lost the territories of which the state claims or alleged behind the massacre there. That’s weird and seems inaccurate. Unless, the state lied about having control 3 days before…

The ENDF and allies was boosting and used the Ethiopian Government Communications Services to spread the statement of the takeover of the territories in the Oromia region. The OLF/OLA could easily have retreated and given it up. As they tend to stretch their operations and later return to combat elsewhere. Therefore, it it likely that the OLF/OLA could cease the control and give way to a far superior organization. Which is now using all their manpower and brigades to combat them. We know the state wants to end the OLF/OLA in Oromia. That’s why the Federal Government promised a “Final Offensive”.

In that regard, the BBC report on the area seems plausible:

The government announced that the districts in western Oromia are under the control of the security forces. The woredas in Kelem Welega, West Welega, & Horo Gudru Welega Zones have come under the full control of the security forces, the government said “This was stated in a statement issued by the Minister of Government Communication Services, Legesse Tulu, on June 23, 2014 regarding the current peace and security of the country. He said the area was controlled by the Oromo Liberation Army (WBO), a joint operation by the Defense Forces, the Federal Police, the Oromia Special Forces and the militia. He also said that several members of the terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for the massacre in Tole Kebele, Gimbi Woreda, West Welega, were also killed during the operation” (BBC, 30.06.2022).

Death, massacres and mass-murders follows where-ever the National Army shows up. Isn’t that convenient to then blame the enemies of the state after the fact? Especially, when you and your government claimed victory and takeover of the territories. So, suddenly after you had full control a massacre killing civilian happened an-mass. It is tragic that these sorts of acts get pinned on others.

Its not shocking that the Federal Government, the leaders of Addis Ababa would do this or any sort of thing. They are currently busy blaming the victims elsewhere too. As everyone is terrorists and enemies of the state. That’s why the state is doing whatever it can to vilify the Tigrayan people and the region. As it is facing starvation, famine and genocide, which has been state sponsored too. So, when a government can do that. It can easily sponsor a massacre elsewhere too.

I am very doubtful of the honest and truth in the words of Abiy. Who comes with claims of the OLA/OLF days after the government security forces took control of the area. The massacre wasn’t found with mass-graves from when the Oromo militia had held control. No, the massacre happened while the state had taken over control. Which makes it possible that the state is behind it and with their security forces. Because, why shouldn’t they? They did takeover the area and the territories?

That’s why there is a lie here and I believe Abiy is lying. Because, his a liar and a man who tends to speak plenty of untruths. His not the sort of fella that is trustworthy or genuine. No, he lies for his own benefit and comes with harsh warning against his enemies. His a proper warlord that way and his proud of it too. That’s why he wears fatigues and is proud of being a man of the army.

This is why I have a gut feeling. Sensing the armed forces of the state has sanctioned and sponsored the massacre. They have the option and the will to do so. Because, there wasn’t a massacre and a bloodshed before the state’s own armed forces took over. Peace.

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