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

Sudan: Sudanese Congress Party – Press Release (16.01.2022)

Yesterday, Saturday, January 15, 2022 AD, the Ministry of Culture and Information in the coup authority withdrew the license of Al-Jazeera Mubasher news channel to conduct its media activity in Sudan, in a ruminated incident from the memory of the decisions of the authority of the defunct dictatorial rescue regime.

This unfortunate decision finds all condemnation from us, and it contradicts in its content all the values of freedom of press and media work, and clearly confirms that the coup authority is nothing but an outdated copy of the totalitarian regimes that work to silence mouths and hide the world’s attention from the crimes it commits systematically and it is working to deceive it in order to consolidate the foundations of its rule, and it is also a miserable attempt to send indirect messages of intimidation to all the media and the free local and international press, that it is under the scrutiny and revocation of licenses if it does not adhere to the molds of forgery and media misinformation practiced by the apparatus of the coup authority.

It is also consistent with the incidents of storming the offices of Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath and Al-Araby channels in Khartoum, and the assault and arrest of a number of female journalists from their media teams and other female media professionals.

We in the Media Secretariat of the Sudanese Congress Party declare our full solidarity with Al-Jazeera Mubasher news channel, and with all female media professionals, male and female journalists, and journalists who are committed to professionalism and professionalism in conveying the truth during their coverage of the news of Sudan and the anti-coup mass movement, we appreciate their valued roles and their steadfastness in the face of the machine of oppression and restriction, and we stress that this decision clearly reveals the state of terror and confusion experienced by the coup authority, which is now taking its last breath and is inevitably on the verge of demise.

January 16, 2022 AD

Sudan: Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) – Field Report on Civilians’ injury cases during the January 13th anti-coup Protests (January 15th, 2022)

147 injury cases among civilians have been accounted for to date, including 13 injury cases due to live ammunition, 4 of which are in unstable condition treated in the intensive care, some injury cases required surgical intervention. 9 head injury cases due to tear gas canisters aimed at civilians.

Total of (147) Wounded as below:

– (13) injury cases due to the use of live ammunition

– (3) injury cases due to a stun grenade

– (1) An injury case due to rubber bullet

– (1) An injury case caused by knife stab

– (1) An eye injury case

– (2) injury cases of fragments of gunshots

– (2) injury cases caused by ran over the demonstrators by the security Forces vehicle

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

– (27) body injury cases due to tear gas canisters

– (8) head injury cases with solid objects

-(70) body injury cases due to batons beating and stamped

-(10) cases of suffocation caused by tear gas

Khartoum State:

Khartoum City’s Processions

A total of 95 injury cases were reported

– (5) injury cases of live ammunition

– (2) injury cases due to a stun grenade

– (1) An injury case due to gunshot fragments

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

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

-(10) body injury cases due to batons beating

– (2) head injury cases due to solid object

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

-(7) case of suffocation due to tear gas

Omdurman City’s Processions

A total of 7 injury cases were reported

– (1) An injury case due to the use of live ammunition

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

– (1) injury case due to tear gas canister

– (2) head injury cases due to solid object

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

Bahri City’s Processions

A total of 45 injury cases were reported

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

– (1) injury case due to stun grenad

– (1) injury case due to rubber bullet

– (1) injury case caused by knife stab

– (1) eye injury case

– (1) injury case caused by gunshot’ fragments

– (2) injury cases caused by ran over with security forces vehicles

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

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

– (4) head injury cases caused by solid objects

– (13) body injury cases due to batons beating and stamped

– (3)suffocation cases from tear gas

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 that treated by the field teams.

CCSD’s Media Office

January 15th, 2022

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Freedom and Change (14.01.2022)

We affirm the position of freedom and change that there is no partnership, as it has ended completely and was torn apart by the coup authority on October 25, and that there is no negotiation or bargaining with those who continue to kill the sons of this people. There is no solution but to completely step down from the power of the coup.

The military institution represented by the armed forces of the people is an institution owned by the Sudanese and its duty is to protect the citizens and to ensure their security and stability of this country. We invite this institution to play its role.

We send a clear message to the region and the international community about the violations that are happening by the security forces affiliated with the military coup authority against the citizens, and we call on them to show solidarity with the people of Sudan.

We strongly condemn the violations that occur daily by the coup authority against peaceful demonstrators, the most important of which are:

– Direct targeting with live bullets.

– Use of excessive and lethal force against peaceful demonstrators.

– Continuing the series of arrests of a number of members of the resistance committees and cadres of political forces (there are some of them under arrest so far).

– Encroaching on the sanctities of homes by storming them, searching homes, and taking a number of resistance youths away from them.

– Firing tear gas inside hospitals, intimidating the medical cadres, preventing them from performing their duties and duties, and arresting the injured from inside health facilities.

– Beating, dragging and assaulting citizens.

– Physical assault on media professionals and journalists, storming a number of satellite channels and destroying their equipment, which constitutes a flagrant violation of media freedom.

We affirm the peacefulness of the revolution that erupted under the slogan (peaceful, peaceful), and it continues to continue the same approach until now and will continue until the fall of the military coup. This revolution has been peaceful since its beginning in 2018, and it will continue the same approach until the overthrow of the military coup.

We affirm the total rejection of waving the principle of (we or chaos) and we will ensure that the revolution continues its peacefulness, as it is the most powerful weapon, those who plot schemes to legitimize violence to drag the country into chaos and urban warfare will not succeed.

We assume our responsibility towards this country and stand united with the people against the military coup and we will continue to work until it is overthrown.

We affirm our position that there is neither partnership nor negotiation with the military component of the authority.

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – The Central Leadership Council – A statement on the crimes of the forces of the coup d’etat during the millions processions January 13, 2022 AD (13.01.2022)

Our rebellious people;

The forces of the brutal coup d’état have practiced today during their dealings with the peaceful processions of the honorable revolutionaries and revolutionaries during the thirteenth million, from January 2022 AD, the earthquake in the capital and the regions witnessed the worst practices of repression and abuse, as it used live bullets, heavy weapons, tear gas bombs, sound bombs and white weapons.

Marhaba imposed harassment and arrests of a number of journalists while covering today’s processions, in a miserable attempt to break the thorn in the escalating mass movement in which the broad front resisting the October 25 coup is organized. They are added to the record of the eternal tournaments that reflect the greatness of this people and the strength of their will, which is inevitably capable of defeating the putschists, the opportunists and the remnants of the former regime.

our proud people;

We in the Forces of Freedom and Change denounce the crimes committed by the forces of the vicious coup d’état against the unarmed demonstrators and demonstrators today, January 13, 2022 AD, and we have mercy on the soul of the martyr Al-Rih Muhammad, a member of the Khartoum Bahri Resistance Committees, who was assassinated by their treacherous bullets.

To join the 65 martyrs of the resistance to the coup, and we send our sincere prayers for a speedy recovery to the wounded and injured, and we will hold a press conference tomorrow, Friday, January 14, 2022 AD, in which we will discuss the development of field events in the January 13 procession and the positions of the forces of freedom and change in detail.

We also express our concern about the ambiguity surrounding the killing of a high-ranking police officer. We pray for his mercy. We affirm that our people, who have organized their glorious peaceful revolution for three years, do not need to prove their adherence to the values of the revolution and its peacefulness. And we categorically reject the attempts of the desperate coup authority to stigmatize the peaceful mass movement with violence through the use of flimsy pretexts and scandalous scenarios.

our brave people;

We also commend the Security Council’s resolutions on Sudan, and affirm that our country’s revolution is continuing and is committed to achieving its full goals. We also value the composure of the revolutionaries and revolutionaries from all segments of our people, and the solidity and peacefulness they have shown in expressing our people’s decision to eliminate the coup.

And we will march together, united, behind the same goals, until complete victory is declared.

Long live our people free and victorious

Executive Office

Forces of Freedom and Change

Thursday December 13, 2022 PM

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