Sudan: Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) – A call for solidarity (20.01.2022)

To all medical organizations, human rights organizations, unions, citizens of the free world:

Since last October, the Sudanese people have been peacefully demonstrating in the streets with extraordinary courage against yet another totalitarian military regime that seeks to replace their predecessor Albashir (a wanted criminal who ruled Sudan for 30 years) and take over the country.

The Sudanese people have been resisting by all available peaceful means, losing many innocent lives while pursuing democracy, freedom, peace, and justice. We are fighting against violent and ruthless forces, that did not hesitate in using military-grade weaponry against armless protestors in an attempt to suppress their dreams and hopes.

From the 25th of October till now, we lost 72 souls, and had more than 2000 wounded, while participating in pro-democracy protests across Sudan. The majority were killed from sustained direct gunshot wounds to their heads, necks, or chests. The militias of the military coup have committed egregious human rights violations, including rape, hindering emergency medical services to those in need, attacking hospitals with tear gas and stun grenades, attacking medical workers while performing their duties, and arresting the wounded and injured from their hospital beds. They tried to isolate the Sudanese people from the world by limiting press access and interrupting internet services repeatedly since the coup.

We call on all humans worldwide to stand in solidarity with the Sudanese people, their hopes and dreams in this fight. We ask you to stand in solidarity with our peaceful fight for Freedom, Peace, and Justice. We ask that you reach out to your governments and representatives, pressure them to use their influence and political power against this coup. We call for regional, global, political and economic sanctions against those responsible for the coup, and not to give the coup regime any sort of legitimacy or international recognition.

Our people will continue their peaceful uphill battle towards democracy, a path that started in 2018, unwavering from its peaceful means despite the coup gang attempts of dragging us to violence through shock and awe, and constant provocation.

The Sudanese people have learned from their past experiences, and the lessons of the neighboring countries. Today, it’s a fight for existence and dignity. The continuation of the coup gang threatens the peace and security of the Sudanese people and the entire region. Our people will remain strong and united, for our victory is inevitable.

20 January 2022

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Statement (19.01.2022)

Our people wrote another epic of their valiant steadfastness in the face of the October 25 coup, through civil disobedience to which large sectors of our people quickly collapsed in response to the January 17 massacre, and an affirmation that our people have a lot of experience of peaceful resistance action, dnd that we will not retreat without achieving his goals of freedom, peace and justice.

Civil disobedience enjoyed wide participation from all sectors of our people, as the resistance committees confronted their role as a vanguard in confronting tyranny by calling for disobedience and Tatars, and 60 and more professional entities announced their involvement in the strike amidst the wide participation of the health and education sectors, bankers, pharmacists, the justice sector, and accountants, in addition to the engineering sector, the medical sector witnessed the withdrawal of medical cadres from hospitals affiliated with the regular forces, and an appreciable interaction in the public and private sectors and the invitation launched by the Employers Union, this disobedience and strike is the first rain that appeared as a drop that will be followed by other drops, and in this context, the Forces of Freedom and Change renewed the call for the resistance committees and professional entities to sit in the coming days to tighten coordination among them and prepare for the decisive battle in which our people regain their freedom and dignity.

We in the forces of freedom and change affirm that we will continue, with our people, the path of peaceful mass resistance, and we call on all the sons and daughters of our people in the capital and the states to commemorate the martyrs through “Martyr’s Friday” the day after tomorrow, January 21, to be a day to commemorate their memory through processions going from mosques after Friday prayers.

And that the processions near the homes of the martyrs head to their homes, in commemoration of the martyrs and a demonstration of the solidarity of our people with their families and its adherence to continuing the path of what they were martyred for and its demand for comprehensive justice and equity for them and their families.

We also support the call of the Khartoum East committees for a million martyrs tomorrow, Thursday, and we tell them that you will not walk alone, for the battle of freedom is all our business and we will not lag behind any of its fronts.

Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change

January 19, 2022 AD

Sudan: Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) – Field Report on Civilians’ injury cases during the January 17th anti-coup Protests (January 19th, 2022)

167 injury cases among civilians have been accounted for to date, including 52 injury cases due to live ammunition, 3 of which are in unstable condition treating at the intensive care, 14 head injury cases due to tear gas canisters aimed at the civilians and 3 eyes injury cases due to tear gas canisters

Wounded as below

-52 injury cases due to the use of live ammunition

– 3 injury cases of gunshots fragments

– 4 injury cases due to rubber bullet

-5 injury cases due to a stun grenade

– 3 injury cases of stun grenades fragments

– 14 head injury cases due to tear gas canisters aimed at civilians

– 3 eyes injury cases due to tear gas canisters aimed at civilians

– 37 body injury cases due to tear gas canisters

– An injury case with solid object

– 42 head injury cases due to batons beating and stamped

– 3 cases of suffocation caused by tear gas

Khartoum State:

Khartoum City’s Processions

A total of 122 injury cases were reported

-(46) injury cases of live ammunition, 2 cases are unstable

-(3) injury cases due to a stun grenade

-(7) head injury cases due to tear gas canisters aimed at civilians

-(27) body injury cases due to tear gas canisters aimed at civilians

-(1) An head injury case with solid object

– (33) body injury cases due to batons beating, stones-throwing and stampede

– (2) injury cases due to rubber bullets

– (2) injury cases of gunshots fragments

– (1) eye injury case due to tear gas canisters aimed at civilians

Omdurman City’s Processions

A total of 4 injury cases were reported

– (2) head injury cases due to tear gas canisters aimed at civilians

– (1) body injury case due to batons beating,stones-throwing and stampede

– (1) eye injury case due to tear gas canisters aimed at civilians

Bahri City’s Processions

A total of 39 injury cases were reported

-(5) injury cases due to the use of live ammunition.

– (2) injury case due to stun grenad

– (4) head injury cases due to tear gas canisters aimed at civilians

– (1) eye injury case due to tear gas canister aimed at civilians

– (10) body injury cases due to tear gas canisters aimed at civilians

– (8) body injury cases due to batons beating, stones-throwing and stampede

– (3) cases of suffocation due to tear gas.

– (1) injury case of gunshot fragments

– (3) injury cases of stun grenades fragments

– (2) injury cases due to rubber bullet

Regions:

Madani city

– (1) Unstable neck injury caused by the live immunition of the security forces

– (1) head injury case due to tear gas canister aimed at civilians

CCSD keeps the details of the abovementioned private to protect their rights and for their security

CCSD is investigating injury cases reported in the regions will release field reports once confirmed

This report didn’t include the cases treated by the field teams.

CCSD’s Media Office

January 19th, 2022

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Press Statement (19.01.2022)

A leading delegation from the Forces of Freedom and Change meets with the assistance of the US Secretary of State

It calls for an end to violence and the systematic killing of revolutionaries and for a credible and serious political process to end the coup.

Today, Wednesday, January 19, 2022, a delegation from the Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change met with the assistance of the US Secretary of State, Ms. Molly Fee, and the US envoy to the Horn of Africa, Ambassador David Sitterfield, and in the presence of the US Chargé d’Affairs in Khartoum, Mr. Brian Shawkan.

The delegation dealt with the systematic violence and repression launched by the coup authorities against the civilian revolutionaries, which led to the death and martyrdom of more than 70 male and female martyrs, and the wounding and arrest of hundreds of civilians, especially in Darfur and South Kordofan…

The delegation also discussed the initiative of the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transition in Sudan (UNITAMS) and presented its vision on how to make the initiative credible and serious, achieving the demands of the Sudanese people, ending the coup, leading to an immediate civilian democratic transition and turning the page on the coup.

The meetings between the two sides will continue while the American delegation is in Khartoum.

Executive Office

Forces of Freedom and Change

January 19, 2022 AD

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Statement on the message of the Alliance of Forces of Freedom and Change for the Riyadh Conference (18.01.2022)

The Alliance of Forces for Freedom and Change sent a message today to the Friends of Sudan meeting held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to discuss the latest developments in the country.

The Forces for Freedom and Change expressed their deep appreciation for all the international stances supporting the people of Sudan in their resistance to the October 25 coup, and provided a full explanation of the political current developments in the country and the brutality with which the coup authority met the peaceful mass movement in Sudan with a focus on the January 17 massacre which represented an extension of the crimes of the coup authority, in which more than 70 martyrs and thousands were injured, and the letter stressed the need to mobilize international support for the defenseless people of Sudan in their legitimate quest to regain their freedom and dignity.

The message of the coalition made it clear that the initial consultations launched by the United Nations Integrated Mission in Sudan had been dealt a severe blow by the authority of the coup, and called on the assembled coalition to support the demand for the formation of a high-level international mechanism that would be acceptable to the Sudanese people and compatible with their aspirations to help develop a credible political process that ends the revolutionary situation completely and establishes a new constitutional framework that fulfills the demand for full civil authority that the people of Sudan seek.

Executive Office – Forces of Freedom and Change

January 18, 2022 AD

Sudan: UN Agencies Denounce Attacks on UN Operations During Darfur Visit (18.01.2022)

A significant increase in insecurity across the region has been observed, posing a threat to aid operations and puts already vulnerable communities at risk of not getting the support they need.

EL FASHER, Sudan, January 18, 2022 – During a visit to El Fasher, the state capital of North Darfur, 16 to 17 January, UN officials from UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR and OCHA denounced the attacks on UN operations that occurred over the last few weeks.

These acts of violence constitute a direct attack on the most vulnerable people in Sudan, who have unjustly been robbed of food assistance they so desperately need. The looting forced the World Food Programme to suspend its operations in North Darfur late last year.

After assessing the destruction of WFP warehouses, the Heads of UN Agencies met with authorities, including State and Regional Governors, commanders of the Sudan Police and Armed Forces, and the State Humanitarian Aid Commissioner. The UN representatives were encouraged to see ongoing recovery of looted food and assets and the commitment by the State and Darfur Governors to investigate “with concrete conclusions, which identify perpetrators and bring them to justice in order to feel the full force of the law”.

“The Government’s commitments and responsibilities to the National Plan of Protection of Civilians must be upheld to ensure unimpeded humanitarian assistance as well as the safe implementation of the peacebuilding and development programmes. Any attacks of this nature must be swiftly investigated and should never happen again,” said Axel Bisschop, acting Humanitarian Coordinator and UNHCR Representative in Sudan.

Since November, a significant increase in insecurity across the region has been observed, posing a threat to aid operations and puts already vulnerable communities at risk of not getting the support they need. Without the rule of law, basic levels of government control and credible security forces, it becomes difficult for humanitarian operations to carry out their critical functions, providing food, health, education and other humanitarian assistance.

In 2022, there are an estimated 14.3 million people who need humanitarian assistance across Sudan, while nearly one in four people in Sudan are food insecure. The suspension of WFP operations in North Darfur could affect up to 2 million people this year.

In 2021, aid workers reached over 8.1 million people with some form of assistance in Sudan. A humanitarian response plan has been launched for 2022 aiming to provide humanitarian assistance to 10.9 million vulnerable people at the cost of $1.9 billion.

Sudan: Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) – January 17th, 2022

7 civilians have been killed by the live ammunitions of security forces during today’s anti-coup peaceful protests.

The Junta forces keep on committing massacres, facing peaceful Sudanese protesters with deadly force. Numerous injury cases caused by live ammunition have been reported & under treatment.

The whole world must pay a close attention & take serious actions to stop these deliberate & heinous crimes against the people of Sudan, who has been peacefully & persistently pushing toward a free, peaceful, just & democratic country.

The death toll among civilians since the military coup rises to 71.

CCSD’s Media Office

January 17th, 2022

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Calling for mass civil disobedience (17.01.2022)

About the January 17 massacre committed by the coup d’état.

The coup authority continued to commit massacres against a defenseless people who came out asking for their freedom and dignity, so it met them with bullets and anti-aircraft guns, and all forms of naked violence that demonstrate the criminality and brutality of this authority and confirm its isolation and its hasty departure from its inevitable destiny, which is the resounding fall and funeral of the dustbins of history.

We are in the forces of freedom and change. As we have mercy on the martyrs of the Sudanese revolution, one by one, we assure them that their pure souls have not reached a dam, and that the criminals who committed these crimes will be held accountable for their crime, and that what they fought for will be achieved in a country where no one will be wronged or killed.

In response to today’s massacre and in continuation of popular anger and valiant peaceful resistance, we call on all the masses of our people to engage in a comprehensive two-day civil disobedience, starting tomorrow, and let this period of disobedience be a period to gather our revolutionary forces, unify and prepare them to fight the decisive battle to overthrow the coup authority.

Victory is inevitably coming, and the outcome will be bad for everyone who stands before his mighty will.

Executive Office – Forces of Freedom and Change

January 17, 2022 AD

UNITAMS: First week of UN-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan brings together wide range of Sudanese stakeholders (17.01.2022)

These consultations are aimed at understanding the various perspectives and positions on the way forward to end current political impasse and develop a path towards democracy and peace.

KHARTOUM, Sudan, January 17, 2022 – Since its launching on January 8, the UN-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan continued to engage a wide range of Sudanese stakeholders, including civil society (the and women’s groups, representatives from academia and lawyers as well as representatives from the FFC Central Committee, the Sudanese Communist Party, the Sudanese Congress Party, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA)and some Juba Peace Agreement signatories, including Malik Agar and Al Hadi Idriss.

These consultations are aimed at understanding the various perspectives and positions on the way forward to end current political impasse and develop a path towards democracy and peace.

Consultation participants presented several practical suggestions for moving the process forward while discussing the scope and parameters of the process, including priority issues that need to be tackled immediately. All participants have welcomed the UN role in facilitating consultations, noting that their timing is critical as an urgent solution to the ongoing crisis is needed.

During the meetings held so far, Sudanese stakeholders urged UNITAMS to broaden consultations beyond Khartoum and organize sessions with constituencies in all states. Participants condemned scalation of violence and stressed that violence must end before dialogue with the military could be possible.

The SRSG will continue his consultations with political parties, resistance committees, women’s groups, and armed groups in the coming week. He continues to receive requests from other groups and entities who are interested in contributing to the consultations. The SRSG welcomes and will strive to accommodate every request to engage with the process.

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Central Leadership Council – Press Release (16.01.2022)

Yesterday, Saturday, January 15, 2022 AD, the meeting of the Central Leadership Council of the Forces of Freedom and Change was held. The meeting discussed a number of the organizational agenda and issues of the political current, as follows:

1. The Council condemned the systematic violence and proven crimes that the brutal coup authority is still committing against the free resistance revolutionaries and revolutionaries, and considers the necessity of conducting an independent international legal investigation, leading to bringing all the perpetrators to fair trials.

2. The Council also condemned the arbitrary arrests of peaceful revolutionaries, and the escalation of arrests to a number of injured people in hospitals.

3. The council decided to separate the Republican Party (led by Haider al-Safi) and the National Unionist Party (led by Youssef Muhammad Zain) organizationally from the forces of freedom and change, given their contradiction to the political line and the declared goals of overthrowing the coup and restoring the path of civil democratic transformation under the leadership of a full civil authority.

4. The council decided to deal positively with the UNTAMS initiative, and it will hold a joint meeting with its representatives, and it will present its detailed vision on the initiative after the meeting.

Central Leadership Council

January 16, 2022 AD

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