Sudan: Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Sudan (10.01.2023)

The Secretary-General underscores the importance of including the broadest array of Sudanese stakeholders, including women, youth, and civil society.

NEW YORK, United States of America, January 10, 2023 – The Secretary-General welcomes the launch of the final phase in the political process towards restoring a civilian-led transition in Sudan. This step builds on the progress achieved upon the signing of the Political Framework Agreement on 5 December 2022, and marks another important step forward towards realizing the aspirations of the Sudanese people for democracy, peace and sustainable development.

The United Nations, through the Trilateral Mechanism comprised of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in the Sudan (UNITAMS), the African Union (AU), and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), remains committed to supporting the process and to help secure a final political agreement over the coming weeks.

To ensure a lasting settlement, the Secretary-General underscores the importance of including the broadest array of Sudanese stakeholders, including women, youth, and civil society. He also urges key stakeholders which did not sign the 5 December Agreement to join the political process. Finally, he stresses the importance of strong and coordinated international support to the political process under the framework of the Trilateral Mechanism.

Sudan: The newest agreement is worthless…

The ones celebrating the agreement between the parties of Forces for Freedom and Change-Central Council (FFC-CC), National Accord Forces (NAF), Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the Sudanese Ba’ath Party, which they signed with the Sudanese Junta Government on the 5th December 2022.

The ones celebrating that is naive. It is clear the FFC is abandoning the struggle and the fight. As they are taking the easy route out. They continuing the path of Abdalla Hamdok and seems to forgotten the former pledges or promises made by the Transitional Military Council (TMC).

I wouldn’t trust President Abdel Fattah al-Burhan or Vice President Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo aka Hemeti. These two has already tried to hijack the revolution twice and stopped the transition before. They have stopped the transition and the road-map, which was stipulated to give the civilians at one point more power in the Sovereign Council. However, before that could happen… the military overthrow the civilians and took the power all in their hands.

When you know the military and the generals has done this before. Why do you believe them again in 2022? Are you that stupid? Or are you that hungry?

These gentlemen in the Sovereign Council will not relent. They have already ceased power and they not giving it away. The latest agreement is only giving the Khartoum junta a bit more credibility and leverage to the International Community. The agreement between the junta and others will only be served as token peace-offering to get the International Monetary Funds or World Bank on it’s side.

When you have followed the proceedings from Khartoum since Al-Bashir’s fall. You know his henchmen continues their assault on civil society, on activists and the Resistance Councils. These are not part of the agreement. The grass-root organizations are left behind… and the FFC are not a voice for the civilian uprising. Instead, they seem compromised and more willing to trade their integrity for some cheap seats at the table.

The ones trusting Burhan and Hemeti in 2022 is foolish. It is really dumb… they should know better. They will not step down or give way. If so… that would have happen, because of the first agreement and during the reign of Prime Minister Hamdok. However, we saw what happened to him and others. The FFC knows this and still plays along.

The ones celebrating this… are celebrating cheap ink on a paper. The streets and the protests are still brutally cracked down upon. There is still victims of assembling and addressing grievances. FFC and the parties have forgotten these ones in their trade. They are not part of that struggle anymore. When they are joining forces, yet again with the army.

It is really tragic. The fight isn’t over and the ones believing in it are fools. They are buying into a pipe-dream… and a mirage. Burhan and Hemeti is not to be trusted, but still some people are buying into their pledges… which I don’t get. However, here we are and I don’t expect much.

This will end in tears… Peace.

Sudan: Sudanese Congress Party – Statement on the anniversary of the massacre of November 17, 2021 AD (17.11.2022)

Our steadfast people;

A year has passed since a bloody day from the days of our victorious revolution, when the processions of the free revolutionaries and revolutionaries were wasted in the streets of the capital and the regions. unsheathing the weapon of her innocent peace in the face of the putschists, the opportunists and the remnants of the defunct regime, to let the hand of treachery commit a heinous massacre in the city of Khartoum North and some parts of the capital, as a result of which dozens of pure souls ascended to their innocence, and many injured heroes fell, however, it only increased the mass movement resisting the brutal coup in valour and steadfastness, so the forces of apostasy and darkness are taught continuous lessons in the meanings of providing for the values of freedom, peace and justice with all solidity.

Our proud people;

We, in the Sudanese Congress Party, have mercy on the pure souls of the martyrs of the massacre of November 17, 2021, and on all the martyrs of the Sudanese revolutions, and we pray for all those who are afflicted with full recovery and wellness, and for those who are missing with the victorious return, and we affirm that we are on the path of defeating the forces of apostasy and darkness, accompanied by all the forces of the revolution, restoring the course of civil democratic transformation and bringing down the slogans of the glorious revolution to become a tangible reality, using the same tried and innovative peaceful means, including political means and the mass resistance movement, until the noble goals of our people are achieved by purely civil rule that completes the transitional period.

Leading to free and fair elections, during which the required reforms will be carried out in the state’s military, security, justice and civil apparatus, and the elements of the defunct rescue regime will be removed and public funds will be recovered, and all armies and militias will be integrated under the umbrella of the people’s armed forces with a national combat doctrine.

It is committed to protecting the constitution and its other professional tasks away from engaging in politics and governance affairs, completing the peace process to include the rest of the armed struggle forces, and reviewing the necessary provisions of the Juba Peace Agreement for Sudan with the agreement of all concerned parties, and initiate the process of justice and transitional justice in all the crimes committed, and then conduct urgent economic remedies to stop the terrible economic deterioration after the coup and improve people’s livelihood, victory is looming on the horizon, and the key to achieving it is the unity of all the revolutionary forces that believe in the civil democratic transformation.

Our people lived free and victorious

Information secretariat

November 17, 2022 AD

Sudan: Sudan Central Doctors Committee – On the anniversary of the November 17th massacre (16.11.2022)

The spirit of the martyr, Sitt al-Nafur, will remain a shining lamp.

On the memory of the painful massacre of the city of Bahri, which turned the clear sky of the city of Bahri into black as the features of the city, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors extends its deepest condolences and sends telegrams of sorrow to all the families of the martyrs of the revolution and the martyrs of the Bahri massacre in particular.

On that day, the righteous martyrs of the Bahri massacre met the tractors of the treacherous dark coup forces with rare courage and historical steadfastness that defeated the dark coup forces and proved that peacefulness is stronger than bullets.

The martyrs of the November 17 massacre and all the martyrs of the revolution will remain a beacon that lights the way for us, steadfastness and courage. The history of the Sudanese nation will continue to remind them of greatness and courage.

May God have mercy on all the martyrs of the revolution, and we will continue to dig into the wall, either we opened a hole to the light or we died on the surface of the wall.

We will go out tomorrow shouting our slogan to hear the tyrants that the revolution remains as long as our souls remain, we will fill the streets of Bahri with our comrades, and we will also cover the emergencies hospitals to provide medical services to those who need it.

Freedom, peace and justice

The revolution is the decision of the people

November 16, 2022

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Press Statement (16.11.2022)

The Central Council of the Forces of Freedom and Change, in the presence of all its components, held an important meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 AD, in which it discussed the current political developments at length and concluded the following:

The Central Council saluted the struggles of our people who are still continuing their valiant resistance to the October 25 coup, using all tried and new means of peaceful struggle, which made the task of attacking the glorious December revolution difficult. And what clearly determined that our people will recover the path of democratic transformation led by a full transitional civil authority that reflects the revolution and its goals.

The Central Council followed the efforts to build the unified civil front that brings together all the forces of the revolution, and the efforts made to coordinate with the broadest base of political and social forces. Which expands the base of the transition and strengthens it in accordance with the draft political declaration that we are working to develop in a way that establishes a sustainable democratic civil transformation.

The Central Council listened to a report from the Executive Office on the progress of the political process and its developments following the discussions that took place with the military on the draft of the transitional constitution that resulted from the workshop of the Steering Committee of the Bar, and the understandings it produced that can be built upon to reach a political solution that achieves the goals of the glorious December revolution, taking into account the challenges and pitfalls surrounding the process, after an extensive study, the Central Council unanimously approved a vision under the title “Towards a credible and transparent political process that ends the coup and its effects and completes the tasks of the glorious December revolution.” It divides the process into two phases as follows:

First: The phase of the framework agreement, which is based on the understandings that took place between the forces of freedom and change, the military component, and the parties to the forces of democratic transition, which included the observations of the military side on the transitional constitution that was produced by the workshop of the Steering Committee of the Bar Association, the framework agreement deals with the most important issues covered by these understandings, which are a constitutional framework for the establishment of a transitional democratic civil authority that completes the tasks of the December revolution.

Second: The stage of the final agreement, during which the framework agreement is developed with broad public participation from the stakeholders and the forces of the revolution on (4) major issues, which are justice and transitional justice: It is an issue that requires the participation of stakeholders and the families of the martyrs, provided that it includes all those who have been affected by human rights violations since 1989 until now.

Security and military reform: It is one of the main issues facing our country. Without building and reforming a single professional and national army in accordance with agreed upon security arrangements, our country will not be able to achieve democracy, peace or development.

The Juba Agreement for peace in Sudan and the completion of peace:

The December revolution pushed the peace agenda to the fore, which led to reaching the Juba peace agreement for Sudan, but this agreement faces many dilemmas that made the claims of canceling it or preserving it as it is generate growing polarization, our position was and still is not to cancel the agreement and to introduce the necessary reforms with its implementation, with the consent of its parties.

The dismantling of the June 30 regime:

The regime of June 30 kidnapped the Sudanese state and its institutions, legitimized its party, and to build a professional state that serves our society without discrimination or aggression. The structure of the June 30 regime must be dismantled in a manner that adheres to the rule of law and respect for basic rights.

In conclusion, the Central Council appreciated the spirit of unity and national commitment that prevailed in the meeting, we affirm that the coalition of the forces of freedom and change will continue to struggle for freedom, peace and justice, and to complete the path paved by the glorious December revolution, which will reach the goals of our people in full and undiminished.

Central Council – Forces of Freedom and Change

November 16, 2022 AD

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Important Statement (14.11.2022)

The Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change discussed the developments of the political situation in a meeting held on Sunday evening, November 13, where it listened to and studied a report from the Communication and Foreign Relations Committee. The meeting concluded as follows:

1- The Forces of Freedom and Change appreciate the steps that are going in the direction of building a united civil front, and tightening coordination between the forces of the revolution, and affirm their support for all these steps and their positive involvement in them in a way that strengthens the valiant resistance movement to the October 25 coup and enables it to achieve its full and undiminished goals.

2- The office listened to a report on the progress of the political process, and the observations of the military side that it delivered to the tripartite mechanism based on the discussions that took place with the forces of freedom and change, and the meeting secured that the coalition’s vision for a political solution leading to ending the coup is based on its proposed vision whose foundations and principles were laid down and summed up in a complete and real civil authority without tutelage on the one hand, and the disassociation of the military institution from political action and the implementation of the necessary reforms that would lead to a single professional and national army, and a comprehensive process of justice and transitional justice with the broad participation of all stakeholders, and reaching the end of the transitional period for free and fair elections in which the people choose their representative. This vision is adhered to by the coalition and seeks to achieve it through its positive interaction with the political process facilitated by the tripartite mechanism.

3- The Executive Office continued the escalation of campaigns directed against the forces of freedom and change, collectively and individually, which target their cohesion and unity, and affirmed its collective response to them, he also stressed that what was carried by the statement of the Commander of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, about the activity of the Arab Socialist Baath Party in the army is incorrect, as all coalition forces shun work in the midst of the armed forces, and seek to distance the military institution from political work entirely. The forces of freedom and change are united and do not accept any targeting of any of their components.

4- The Executive Office decided to escalate campaigns demanding the release of political detainees, including a member of the Executive Office. Wajdi Saleh, the pensioner of Abdullah Suleiman and the rest of the detainees, their freedom is a right that cannot be taken away by adapting laws to serve a political agenda, and we will combat these political arrests by all legitimate means.

Executive Office – Forces of Freedom and Change

November 14, 2022 AD

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Press Statement (05.11.2022)

Incorrect news is reported in the media, the press and social media about an agreement to grant judicial immunities, the coalition affirms its declared position in the document of foundations and principles for a political solution leading to ending the coup – which it published to public opinion earlier – in which it clarified its vision about the parties to the political process and the structures of the “all-civilian” transitional authority.

In addition to the issues, including security and military reform that leads to a single professional national army, the subordination of all military and security forces to civilian authority, and the implementation of a comprehensive process of justice and transitional justice that exposes crimes, holds violators accountable, does justice to the victims and heals wounds. This ensures that there is no impunity, that crimes are not repeated and that the wanted persons are handed over to the Criminal Court.

We stress that there is no truth to the news circulating about freedom and change reaching an agreement in relation to full or partial judicial immunities for the benefit of any party or individuals. This cannot be done without consultation and broad acceptance of stakeholders.

The forces of freedom and change put the issue of justice at the forefront of the issues that must be dealt with in a comprehensive and transparent manner with the wide participation of all stakeholders, and we present our vision around it clearly and unambiguously.

Forces of Freedom and Change – Media Committee

Saturday 5 November 2022

Sudan: Sudanese Congress Party – Statement on the attack on the Sudanese Lawyers’ House (01.11.2022)

The military coup authority, through the so-called Appeals Committee, issued a decision to cancel the decision of the Empowerment Committee, return the lawyers committee of the former regime, and dissolve the steering committee of the Bar Association, which is an invalid decision in form and substance and it is still subject to appeal and appeal, despite the decline in justice, human rights apostasy, and the tragedy of the absence of law, and it is a clear targeting by the forces of apostasy and coup against what the Bar Association and its home represent in the gains of the glorious December revolution, this was also followed by attempts to storm the lawyers’ house by armed gangs of the former regime, which were protected by the police forces that protected the attackers and attacked those inside the house.

Our steadfast people:

These decisions are nothing but a desperate and miserable attempt to turn back the clock, and it is a continuation of the path of apostasy pursued by the coup authority by returning the dismissed former regime, cancelling the decisions of the Empowerment Dismantling Committee, and mobilizing sectarian strife and civil strife, it is the tricks of the former regime, and their continuous attempts to return to power, which it will not be.

Our victorious people

You are in the Sudanese Congress Party, as we declare our solidarity with the Steering Committee of the Sudanese Bar Association, and our rejection of the decisions of the Coup Appeals Committee, and that the legal sector of the Sudanese Congress Party will work with its companions from the forces of the revolution to thwart all their efforts and expose their obscurantist movements by the force of the law and in the spirit of the revolution that will not be defeated by these conspiracies, and we affirm that the weapon of defeating the coup and the former regime is the unity of the forces of the revolution, and to continue to reform the military and judicial institutions, and that there is no compromise on dismantling the regime of June 30, 1989, and that we will continue the path of struggle and resistance, with the Sudanese and Sudanese, until the restoration of the civil and democratic path.

Long live our people free and victorious

Information Secretariat

November 1, 2022 AD

Sudan: Khartoum Resistance Committees Coordination – Police Press Statement (26.10.2022)

We read the statement issued on October 25th by the Head of the Sudanese Police Forces, which labels the peaceful protestors as “trained forces in armed military formations”, relying, in that false assessment, on the banners the protestors carry and the means of physical protection they use (such as masks and gloves) in the face of the police’s excessive oppression, which often leads to severe and at times fatal injuries in protests.

It’s a defining mark of authoritarian regimes to turn weapons bought by the people’s wealth against the people themselves. The Sudanese Police Forces have continuously failed to comprehend and fulfill their role as a civilian force established to protect the people. Rather, it continues to behave as a brutal militia with an insatiable appetite for aborting acts of freedom.

It’s a habit of the Sudanese Police Forces to fabricate stories about peaceful protests in order to legitimise shameful acts against them; acts such as arbitrary detention, torture and murder. We call on all human rights agencies and national and International organisations to continue to closely monitor and document violations by the Sudanese Police Forces against peaceful protestors and activists.

Let us be clear: The revolution will continue and the revolutionaries will prevail, despite repeated vocal and physical threats against them. As the number of those killed reaches 120 martyrs since the October 25th 2021 coup, and thousands since 2019, our determination shall not wane, nor shall we be discouraged from achieving our goal of establishing full civilian democratic rule founded on the pillars of freedom, justice and peace. Globally, the Sudanese revolution has become a beacon for peaceful resistance and inspired millions. We pledge to sustain the peacefulness of our resistance and protect it against the smear campaigns of those who refuse to be liberated by the sacrifices of their own people.

Long live the resistance.

October 26th 2022

Sudan: The Unified Office of Physicians – Press Statement (26.10.2022)

An ambulance was attacked by the coup forces and the medical weapon hospital was used as a site for firing tear gas at the revolutionaries.

One of the ambulances transporting the injured in the convoy yesterday in Omdurman was attacked by the forces of the coup d’état with sticks and stones. This led to the breaking of the driver’s ribs and intimidation of the volunteer medical staff.

The forces of the coup d’état have also used Al-Salaa Medical Hospital as a site to launch tear gas at the revolutionaries from inside.

This incident is added to the series of heinous violations committed by the coup authority against medical personnel and the injured as justified by her miserable revolutionary creed, which the Unified Office will continue to monitor.

The medical staff and the injured do not find the necessary protection at the present time to carry out their work and for treatment. Rather, they are threatened by the authority entrusted with their protection.

This incident and the events that preceded it contradict all values humanitarian ideals, and human rights organizations working in the field of protecting health personnel should escalate this matter so that the situation is prepared for medical personnel to treat the injuries inflicted by the forces of the coup authority.

October 26 2022

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