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Sudan: Draft – To the Negotiation Teams of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for Freedom and Charge (FFC) – (19.06.2019)


Communique of the 68th Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers on Sudan and South Sudan (19.06.2019)

Sudan: Flash Update No. 7 (17.06.2019)

Sudan: FDFC- Revolutionary Escalation Schedule (16.06.2019)

The noble people of Sudan,

Our triumphant revolution is reconstructing across Sudan; in cities, villages and, the countryside, renewing the covenant with our beloved brothers and sisters who despite their deaths live with us forever. The Sudan we all want and for which they have sacrificed their lives shall become a reality, a respectable sovereign nation.
To the tyrants who believed for a while that victory was theirs, we say, our people will rise up and stretch their wings, a phoenix, shaking off the ashes with will and determination, to recommence the journey and complete the revolution.

The schedule in preparation for revolutionary escalation for this week:

Monday 17 June:
– Awareness campaigns by neighborhood committees, focusing on the current political situation and preparation of the public action agenda
– Promotional activities in neighborhoods and the formation of civil disobedience committees
– Preparation for community meetings and the central colloquium

Tuesday 18 June:
– Signing in the Revolutionary Attendance Ledger to renew commitment to the continuity of the struggle, organization, and revolutionary action towards the transitional civil authority
– Evening demonstrations across Sudan; in cities, towns, and villages in demand of the handover of power to a transitional civil authority and in condemnation of the 3rd of June massacres

Wednesday 19 June:
– Meetings in community centers and open spaces in the neighborhoods to raise awareness about the current political situation and mobilize the masses
– Central colloquia in neighborhoods, towns and villages and continuation of promotional activities
– Evening demonstrations in cities, towns, and villages across Sudan to call for the formation of the transitional civil authority and condemn the 3rd of June massacres

Thursday 20 June:
– Staged demonstrations by professionals, employees, tradesmen, and workers in the national capital and provinces (wearing blue ribbons in condemnation of the sit-in massacres)
– Central colloquia in the capital and in major cities in various states
– Mass processions starting from the neighborhoods of the capital, major cities, and villages in states across Sudan to conference venues in demand of the transitional civil authority and in condemnation of the 3rd of June massacres

Friday 21 June:
– Addresses and five-track revolutionary events in some provinces
– Neighborhood committee meetings
– Central conferences in neighborhoods, towns and, villages along with the continuation of promotional activities.

Saturday 22 June:
– Continuation of the revolutionary events in the provinces
– Central colloquia in neighborhoods, towns and, villages and the continuation of promotional activities

We call upon all the people of Sudan in the neighborhoods in cities, towns, and villages in all parts of our beloved country to print and distribute this schedule widely.

Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change
16 June 2019

Sudan: Increasing numbers of Human Rights Violations in Darfur

Again and again, the truth of the sinister acts of government agencies are in effect. Again, the ones whose know in the close proximity of power in Khartoum is showing their evil face. This time the United Nations Report on UNAMID, which was published n the 16th June 2019 are proving the acts of the Rapid Support Force or Janjaweed in Darfur. Where they are a key initiator in violent behaviour.

This is neither shocking nor unprecedented. This is more of the same and its sad state of affairs, as the RSF and others to show the power of the state, they are using arms to control and kill civilians instead of securing their territory. That is what the state does at this point.

Recent report:

Human rights violations and abuses continue to occur across Darfur, with a significant increase in the number of documented cases, including killings, assault, abduction and conflict-related sexual violence, in the Jebel Marra area during the reporting period. Internally displaced persons, especially women and children, are the most vulnerable to attacks, mainly perpetrated by government and affiliated forces, including the Rapid Support Forces. There is insufficient action to address violations and abuses, in a context where State authorities are absent in several localities and judicial institutions are weak. As a result, internally displaced persons and local populations have expressed a lack of trust in law enforcement bodies. There has been an upward trend in human rights violations in the Nertiti area, where conflict-related sexual violence and sexual and gender-based violence cases are prevalent, and in the Guldo and Golo areas, where the Rapid Support Forces reportedly burned down dozens of villages in 2018, displacing hundreds of civilians to Kass and Nyala. Human rights violations and abuses also persist in some localities with no active military operations, including in areas from which UNAMID has withdrawn, such as Jebel Moon, West Darfur, where an attack by armed militia in January 2019 resulted in the killing and displacement of civilians” (Special report of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the strategic assessment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur – P: 6, 30.05.2019).

We are seeing the report and the news. It is dire and shows what sort actions been made by the ones in the rising TMC in Khartoum. The henchmen has been active in Darfur and now has done the same in Khartoum to knock out the Sit-In at the HQ there. Clearly, the same tactics and same acts against humanity. All for the spoils of own power. Peace.

Sudanese Professionals Association: Gratitude (14.06.2019)

Our dear Brothers and Sisters in Humanity, and all those who stand in solidarity with the Sudanese people…

On behalf of the revolutionary people of Sudan, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your solidarity and generosity, which we have felt since the launch of #BlueForSudan.

Even before it went viral, we had received support in many forms, from trade unions, political parties, pressure groups, and human rights organizations around the world. This has helped bring attention to our nation’s peaceful revolution, which has, so far, managed to topple the dictator Omer AlBashir and continues on its path to achieving our goals towards forming a democratic nation. We fight for our fundamental rights of freedom, peace and justice despite the suppression and oppression we still face in this 21st century.

#BlueForSudan is trending in memory of Mohammed Hashim Mattar, one of victims of the June 3rd massacre, instigated to disperse the sit-in in front of the Military Headquarters in Khartoum. In a matter of hours, the forces and militia of the Military Coup Council (MCC) took the lives of over a hundred peaceful protesters, using the most violent and brutal means. The massacre has shaken the Sudanese people to their core. Those who survived the violent dispersal of the sit-in  still suffer from the trauma of humiliation, verbal, physical and sexual assault, and excessive use of bullets that they were subjected to.

We draw strength from our great people’s abilities and perseverance, and your ongoing support and solidarity, to continue our peaceful struggle. We shall not rest until we get rid of the Military Coup Council, and all remnants of the criminal regime; in order to clear the path to a new civilian Sudan, worthy of the diversity, richness and dignity of its people;and so that Sudan can restore its position as an active player in the international community, and a friend to all peace-loving nations;  and for us to mend our reputation tarnished by the totalitarian regime of Bashir, and its adjunct Military Coup Council, which is  following on its footsteps.

SPA Media Team

14th June 2019

Sudan: Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change – Statement (14.05.2019)

Yesterday’s press conference by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) was but a continuation of the misinformation campaign we have been watching in all their press conferences post the 29th of Ramadan massacre. Once again, the TMC demonstrates the same shortsighted approach of the defunct regime in adopting violence as the only answer to political problems.

The explicit and implicit threats voiced by the TMC’s spokespersons at the press conference cannot undermine the unity of the DFC Forces. They are only a clear indication of an ill-sighted approach in dealing with a crisis of their own making. TMC’s admission to ordering the brutal crackdown on protesters at the army HQ sit-in makes them the first defendant in this heinous crime.

The press conference was littered with misleading and false statements. Here are some examples:

The proposal of shifting the venue of negotiations to Addis Ababa was actually an initiative of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, communicated to us on Wednesday June 12. We instantly opposed that proposal, making it clear that we wanted the negotiation process to remain at home. Accordingly, the Ethiopian Embassy withdrew that proposal on the same day. Now TMC is alleging that it was FDFC who asked for taking the negotiations to Ethiopia.

The 3rd of June massacre at the army headquarters sit-in was a well-documented crime that all the Sudanese people and the entire world watched. The Sudanese Doctors Syndicate and the Doctors Central Committee have a detailed list of the victims and the cause of death-and more reports are still unfolding. This sacred Sudanese blood is too precious to be tainted with lies, disinformation, and political games. TMC’s statement at the press conference contradicts even with previous testimonies by the same Council. This is a crime against the Sudanesepeople and it is imperative that we have an independent inquiry and that perpetrators are brought to justice. We condemn TMC’s miserable attempts to downplay the magnitude of this massacre.

Accusing the DFC Forces of plotting a military coup is tantamount to covering the sun with a finger. For those forces have remained faithful for six consecutive months to their commitment to peaceful means.

TMC alluded at some rifts within the ranks of the FDFC, in an attempt to seed discord amongst its factions by making positive remarks about the Umma and the Sudanese Congress Parties while airing negative ones about the Communist Party. These attempts will not succeed. The FDFC have never been more united in their demands for a civilian-led government in the transitional period.

By setting a time for resumption of negotiations on transfer of power, without addressing the clearly defined prerequisites, the TMC is only trying to give the false impression that FDFC are not serious in reaching an agreement and preventing bloodshed.

TMC has clearly admitted now that it has control over the militias, shadow brigades and other criminals who perpetrated the massacre, although it had claimed in the past that the only reason for them to stay in power was to offset the threat of those elements. It is now evidently clear that their true mission is rather to thwart the dreams and aspirations of our popular revolution. All those are maneuvers by TMC to disown their previous commitments as a prelude to announcing its own government in alliance with the defunct regime.


We in the DFC Forces will continue our unswerving struggle with our people until justice, freedom, and peace reign in our country.


Forces of DFC

14 June 2019

Sudanese Professionals Association: Civil Disobedience and General Strike- Field Report (13.06.2019)

This report presents an evaluation of the civil disobedience and general strike in the professional, vocational, service and local sectors carried out by the Sudanese masses on (9,10,11)th of June 2019.

**Evaluations were carried out in various sectors and represented in percentages throughout this report.

▪️Educational Sector:

Complete strike within the examinations committees across Sudan

• Regional Educational Offices strike implementation:

– High School 95%
– Primary School 60%

• Schools :

• Staff Attendance:
– Strike implementation 95%
– Upcountry Strike 90%

▪️Transportation Sector:

• Public Transport and Stations:
– Mina Barri 86%
– Sha’bi Omdurman 90%
– Abu Hamama and Abu Adam Markets 93%
– Shandi Stop 80%
– Domestic state trips 67%

• Aviation:
(Khartoum International Airport)
– International Flights 84%
– Domestic Flights 99%

• Sea Freight and Shipping:
– North and South Ports 85%

• Railway:
– Atbara 98% (Atbara channel opened under threats)
– Central Line 100%
– Eastern Line 100%
– Western Line 100%

• Internal Transport
– Greater Khartoum 80%
– Regional 71%

▪️Banking and Finance Sector :

• Central Bank 64%
• Remaining Banks 72%

▪️Commodities Sector :
• Retail markets inclusive of ranges of consumables, apparel, household items, car dealerships, jewelers and others witnessed a high response rate and registered 86.3% participation after 3 days of civil disobedience.

• Vocational strips which include garages, carpentry and lathing shops also registered a high participation of 91%

• Main roads in the Capital and Greater Khartoum have been mostly left vacant with minimal activity. Similar sights have also been reported in other main cities roads across Sudan.

▪️Engineering Sector:

• Electricity:
– Sales of Electricity and Water 60%
– Turbo Generators 70%
– Transport 74%
– Distribution and Emergencies 80%

• Stations:
– Heat Generation station 70%
– Garri Station station 99%
– Bahri Heat station 60%

• Oil and Gas:
– GNPOC 85%
– Higleeg 94%
– Sudabit company 85%
– Asawir company 98%
– NUS company 98%

• Industrial Sector
– White Nile Sugar 98%
– Halfa Sugar 80%
– DAL Group 99.5%

• In addition to the vast number of privately owned factories, companies and presses response to the call for civil disobedience was highly positive.

▪️Telecommunications Sector:

– NTC 63%
– Zain 99%
– MTN 98%
– Canar 88%
– Sudatel 82%
– Huawei 90%
– Ericsson 100%

• A delegation from the National Intelligence and Security Services in collaboration with Huawei Co. teamed up to implement a nationwide Internet Services shutdown.

Media And Public Relations Sector :

• 100% civil disobedience on the first day (9th June) within political and sports newspapers

• 60% civil disobedience on the second day (10th June) within political newspapers, where only 6 newspapers were issued and 9 daily newspapers were not, in addition to 3 (non daily) papers.

• Political Papers that were issued on 10th of June are:
– Al Intibah
– Al Sayha
– Al Sudani
– Al Mahjar
– Al Ahram Alyoum
– Akhbar Alyoum

• Sports Newspapers registered 100% civil disobedience on the second day with the exception of “Sooker Newspaper”

• 57% civil disobedience on the third day (11th June) within political newspapers, where only 7 newspapers were issued and 8 daily newspapers were not, in addition to 3 (non daily) papers which are “Almaydan”, “Al Ba’ath”, and “Akhbar Alwatan”

• Political Papers that were issues on the 11th of June are:
– Al Intibah
– Al Sayha
– Al Tayar
– Al Mahjar
Al Ahram Alyoum
– Akhbar Alyoum
– Al Wifaq

• Sports Newspapers registered 100% civil disobedience on the third day (11th June), with zero papers being issued.

▪️Public Health and Medical Sector:

• The Public Health and Medical sector includes general physicians, orthodontists, pharmacists, nurses, lab technicians, anesthesiologists, radiologists, ophthalmologists, psychiatrists and mental health professionals, nutritionists, medical engineers and medical officers.

• The strike was implemented whilst taking into consideration covering all emergency sections and cases. Full civil disobedience was witnessed in areas that were forcefully shut down by the Ministry of Health (numerous governmental hospitals across the capital have been shut down)

• Medical support was provided free of charge in emergency departments of government hospitals after all the required medical supplies including medication, and tools were provided by regional and national organizations and after mass public outcry for assistance.

• Several private hospitals also provided medical support to injured protesters free of charge.

▪️Khartoum State Strike implementation:

– Government 93%
– Private enterprises 62%

▪️Upcountry Strike Implementation:

– Government 90%
– Private enterprises 47%

Note: The Doctors strike on cold cases has been in effect since December 24th 2018 and is now in it’s 6th month and will continue until a full civilian government has been announced.

▪️Legal Sector:
• Judiciary: 100%
• Prosecutors Office: 90%
• Lawyers: 100%
• Legal Counselors: 100%

SPA Media Team
12 June 2019

UNAMID dispatches assessment mission to Deleij, Central Darfur following communal clashes (13.06.2019)

Zalingei, 13 June 2019 – Following recent reports of fatalities and injuries in Deleij village, Central Darfur, the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) on 11 June, dispatched an integrated assessment mission to the area to verify these reports.

The mission met with the affected persons and local authorities who confirmed that 17 people had been killed, 15 others injured with more than 100 houses burnt. This occurred during heated clashes between nomads and residents apparently angered by the increase in commodity prices at the local market.

UNAMID Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM), Jeremiah Mamabolo said that the Mission is deeply concerned about these developments, especially the loss of lives.

“UNAMID appeals to all involved in these clashes to show restraint and opt for peaceful means to resolve differences. This is the only course of action that can satisfy the interest of the people of Darfur at this delicate time,” JSR Mamabolo emphasized.

JSR Mamabolo further extended his sincere condolences and hope for recovery to all the affected people in Deleij village.

UNAMID will intensify its confidence – building measures in the affected area to promote inter-communal dialogue and share concerns raised by Deleij residents with the UN humanitarian community.

Deleij village, located in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur has 25,000 households, totaling around 150,000 residents.

Sudan: UN human rights experts call for independent investigation into violations (12.06.2019)

GENEVA (12 June 2019) – UN experts said today they were seriously concerned that Sudan was sliding into a “human rights abyss”, urging the Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigation into violations against peaceful protesters since the start of the year.

“Given the scale and seriousness of the reported human rights violations and the need to act quickly to prevent further escalation, we call on the Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigation into the human rights violations in Sudan and to actively monitor developments on the ground,” said the experts appointed by the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The UN experts expressed alarm at reports of numerous deaths and injuries since 3 June 2019 as a result of the use of excessive force and violence by State Security Forces, and in particular the Rapid Support Forces, against peaceful demonstrators.

“One of a State’s most fundamental duties is to protect life,” they said. “In pursuing ordinary law enforcement operations, using force that may cost the life of a person cannot be justified. International law only allows Security officers to use lethal force as a last resort in order to protect themselves or others from death or serious injury.

“We urge the authorities to ensure that security forces handle protests in line with the country’s international human rights obligations and to carry out independent and thorough investigations.”

Women have been at the forefront of the peaceful protests in the country in recent weeks and months and have been among the first victims of the violence, including sexual violence, the experts said, adding that dozens of women human rights defenders had been arbitrarily held in an attempt to intimidate them. While some have been released, information received suggests several remain in police custody and are in need of medical attention.

The Sudanese authorities’ failure to respect and protect their citizens’ rights to freedom of association and peacefully assembly, to express their opinions and to make peaceful demands on their Government was also a matter of grave concern, the experts said. The experts called on authorities to reconnect the internet network after it was shut down at the start of June 2019.

“Freedom of expression and assembly is essential so that the legitimate concerns of the people can be heard and their needs, including their human rights, addressed,” they said. “The demonstrators have been calling for democratic change, including the hand-over of power to civilians by the Transitional Military Council (TMC).

“We call upon the Transitional Military Council to respect and protect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to address the underlying causes for the demonstrations. As instructed by the African Union, the TMC must promptly hand over power to a civilian authority. This will avoid further precipitating Sudan into a human rights abyss.”

The experts expressed concerns about reports that three opposition leaders from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM/N Malik Agar faction) were allegedly deported from Sudan at the weekend. The men were arbitrarily arrested by the National Intelligence and Security Services last week.

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