Sudan: Sudanese Congress Party – Statement (06.07.2022)

Statement on the announcement of the signing of a memorandum by many revolutionary professional bodies and alternative unions for the unity of joint action politically and on the ground

Today, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 AD, it was announced the signing of a memorandum of joint resistance action between more than twenty-three bodies, Professionally revolutionary and alternative unions, until the time of writing this statement, on the political and field levels, according to declared goals. The memorandum also invited all the forces of the revolution, including political parties, other professional bodies, resistance committees and civil society organizations who resisted the brutal coup, and the actors within the camp of supporters of the civil democratic transition to sign this memorandum.

We in the Sudanese Congress Party support and welcome this memorandum, which comes within the framework of our goal of strengthening and networking the various parties of the revolution working to defeat the coup and support its unity.

And we announce the dowry of our signature on it after securing the goals it contains that are consistent with the demands and goals of the mass resistance movement, and we also call for this memorandum to be the nucleus of forming the unified leadership of the broad popular resistance front, after expanding the base of the signatories to include all the forces of revolution and change, leading to the defeat of the miserable coup and the completion of the path of civil democratic transformation under the leadership of a complete civil authority.

Long live our people free and victorious

Information Secretariat

July 6, 2022 AD

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

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

Opinion: I don’t trust Al-Burhan or Hemeti …

Today’s Press Conference by President Al-Burhan doesn’t seem legit to me. There is more behind this move, which gives me a reason to believe in President Al-Burhan and Vice-President Hemeti of the Transitional Sovereign Council. The leaders and army commanders, which has made two coups to ensure they consolidated all powers within their ranks.

That Al-Burhan is stepping down from the Tripartite Negotiations and promises a civilian government. While still clinging on power in a Supreme Military Council. That is still having control of the armies and the state militias. They will be their own lords of their profession and not retire after playing both army commanders and heads of state.

Al-Burhan and Hemeti has shown their will for power. They wanted all influence and was willing to takeover after Al-Bashir. These two wanted to hijack the revolution and be celebrated for their first coup d’etat. The second coup d’etat in October last year, which has had public pressure on them for months. A sort of direct protests, processions and industrial actions, which has been violently cracked down, civilians killed and leaders of the civilian entities arrested.

It is hard to see which civilians who will participate in the talks with IGAD, AU and UN. There is no unified movement and direct leadership that can suddenly fill the void. There are the Resistance Committees, Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), Sudanese Congress Party, Sudanese Communist Party and National Umma Party are all viable parties, which could be seen as civilian representatives. However will they work together? Will they coordinate or find new ways to negotiate and be instead of Sovereign Council in the Tripartite negotiations?

I hope the Resistance Committee’s own Revolutionary Charter for People’s Power (RCPP) could be a guiding document. As that is setting the standards of the way forward. We are not sure if that is fitting with the dream of “Supreme Military Council” which is an own creation of the current army commanders. Who is willing to possibly step down… but they still want to have power and control of the army. That says they are not willing to bound totally down. They are not retiring or ceasing out of office.

So, the ones praising and saying this is a wise move of the Sovereign Council. The others who got seats, the militias and warlords who signed off on the second coup d’etat will be a new problem or possibly be part of the “Supreme Military Council”. That’s if the SAF/RSF recognizing them and acknowledge their military stature in Darfur, Blue Nile State and South Kordofan.

Certainly, today’s action is significant. Nevertheless, the devil is in the details. I don’t believe Al-Burhan and Hemeti would leave office easily. Especially, when they have tasted power and had close to total power since the first coup d’etat in 2019. Now in July 2022 they are suddenly stepping down for their destiny…

Well… I don’t trust these guys. I really don’t, I wouldn’t be shocked if they only stepped down temporarily and when things get more shiny. They will do another coup d’etat. When the times are getting better and have stability. The likes of Al-Burhan and Hemeti will return to make a third coup d’etat in Khartoum. Seal of the city and arrest the civilian leaders. Therefore, these sorts of army commanders are conning and doesn’t back down.

I just don’t believe these guys… they have a plan and sooner or later they will return again. Just wait and see… these guys are wise and know when to strike. Therefore, I am reluctant to celebrate and wonders what is their real scheme ahead. Peace.

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Press Release (03.07.2022)

We call for the diversity of forms of qualitative and mass resistance and for unity among its forces.

– The civil front is born from the unity of the field work of the resistance.

– Excessive violence, murders, and repression of the putschists responsible destroyed the political process.

We say with confidence that the October 25, 2021 coup has practically fallen and has died clinically, and what remains is the unity of the forces of the revolution that will bring him to his final resting place. We are confident that the united civil front is born in the midst of the field work of the resistance and its continuous battles and the relentless work of uniting its forces.

June 30 opened the way wide to defeat and overthrow the coup and led to the expansion of all forms of resistance work and the forces of freedom and change support its continuation and development without neglecting any of its forms, especially:

1- The processions and millions of people across the country and in the diaspora, which united the daughters and sons of our people in the countryside and cities.

2- The sit-ins in neighborhoods, cities and public squares with tight coordination between all the forces of the revolution to make it successful and solve the issues it faces.

3- Broad solidarity with the families of the martyrs and the solemn funerals for them, processions and demonstrations to commemorate their memory, and caring for the wounded.

4- Continuous provocation in neighborhoods and roads to restrain the security services, taking into account the daily needs of citizens.

5- Specific strikes and escalating preparations to reach civil disobedience and political strike as soon as possible through unified coordination between the revolutionary forces.

6- Extensive campaigns for the release of detainees, listing their names, and extending them to human rights organizations.

7- Putting the names of the martyrs on the roads and institutions in all the cities and villages of Sudan and placing their pictures that unite the Sudanese men and women without regard to geography and ethnicity, and consolidating the principles of national unity and citizenship without discrimination.

8- Serious work to establish a united civil front that transcends the sterile differences of the revolutionary forces and enables our people to defeat and overthrow the coup and the duty to establish this front now, not tomorrow.

Political process:

– Excessive repression, murders and mass arrests by the coup authority are responsible for destroying the political process.

– The coup leaders are waging war on the people Using the utmost levels of violence and brutality, a confrontation in which our people will win and seize their full and undiminished civil and democratic authority.

To the Armed Forces and Other Regular Forces:

– The coup not only harmed our country, but also the armed and other regular forces and brought them into a confrontation with the people the time has come to end this confrontation by defeating the coup and heading towards establishing a democratic civil authority and building a single professional army.

Regional and International Community:

– We call on you to denounce the crimes of the putschists and hold them accountable and the moral inequality between the perpetrators of the crime and its victims. We also call on you to exercise all forms of pressure and support for the right of our people to establish their democratic civil authority, and to demand the protection of civilians and peaceful activity.

Glory and eternity to the people of Sudan and their valiant resistance

Sunday 3 July 2022 AD

Sudan: Khartoum City Resistance Committees Coordination – Al Jawda Sit-in (03.07.2022)

A proud salute to the masses of our great people, who demonstrated to the whole world that they did not and will not give up on their civil state and will struggle to reclaim it until the last breath.

And here are the masses of the Sudanese people in the streets, writing new epics in the face of the brutal authority, forming sit-ins in Khartoum, Bahri, Omdurman, Northern Barricade, El Geneina and other states.

We call on the masses of the Sudanese people, young and old, women and men, to flock and support Al Jawda sit-in and to continue the open revolutionary escalation until the overthrow of the coup.

The people’s word is a judgement, and their judgement is final.”

Media Office

June 3, 2022

Sudan: Hemeti isn’t a man of peace…

The two main leaders of the Transitional Sovereign Council is currently the Vice-President Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo aka Hemeti and President Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. These are seasoned military commanders and warlords, which served tirelessly under the final years of the dictator Omar Al-Bashir. Therefore, these two are conning and scheming ahead.

These two has already altered the political sphere and tried to hijack the December revolution of 2018. Which was the end of the Al-Bashir era. The 2019 Transitional Constitutional Charter was practically dissolved when the same two warlords altered the power-structure, which they agreed upon when they took out their previous leader and head of state. That was done with the 25th October 2021.

Now, we are yet again that Hemeti acts like a righteous and a holy man, which couldn’t further from the truth. The former commander of the Rapid Support Force or the Janjaweed has blood on his hands. His militia has created bloodshed and been an instrument of tyranny over the years. Now that he has a seat in Khartoum that doesn’t change the spots of the leopard.

This is why Hemeti will try to configure himself differently now. He wants to seem as a changed man and a religious man. I cannot look into his heart or his mind. However, the orders from him as an army commander and running the militia proves otherwise. Hemeti isn’t coming peace or reconciliation. That isn’t something we can really believe in 2022.

We know the army has killed civilians as long as we can remember. The army has strangled the civilian organizations and opposition parties. They are either arresting the leaders of the CSOs, political parties or the resistance committees. If not they are killing them and going after them at the hospitals too. There is nothing that stops them from silencing the voices of reasons in the streets or organizing civil disobedience.

While the authorities and the army does this. They are silencing some, there is coming new and it’s an endless game, which it cannot win. The Resistance Committees and other organizations are working tirelessly to end the junta government, which Hemeti and Al-Burhan represents.

So, when I see the likes of Hemeti tries to holier than the rest of us. I know it is political theatre. His scheming something and wants to configure himself into a new equation. It is like Hemeti knows the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Second Coup cannot survive with these sorts of increasing protests. Neither is it making any favours with the violence and cycle of oppression against the unarmed civilians. Therefore, he his trying to remake his image and character in public.

Hemeti cannot clean the blood from his hands. He has never been held account for his actions or his orders of the years. The bloodshed and massacres in Darfur. The RSF usage to stifle and block the revolutions of recent years. Not that Al-Burhan is any better, but his just the same.

The politicking of Hemeti isn’t looking and his just cleansing himself. Just like he did when he prayed in front of ceremony earlier this year. He wants to look smug and be righteous. However, that man can never become that. Him and the army commanders should ensure a proper transition to a civilian government…

But we know Hemeti… doesn’t want to give up power. Not that Al-Burhan has any plans of leaving either. Nevertheless… the public should know about how his staging himself and trying to be self-righteous… which couldn’t be further from the case. Peace.

Sudan: Bahri Neighborhoods Committees – Al Muassasa Sit-in (02.07.2022)

To begin, we pray for God’s mercy and forgiveness for our righteous martyrs, speedy recovery for the wounded and the injured, and the peaceful return of the missing.

The masses of our proud people:

We observed the enthusiasm that resonates everywhere regarding the announcement of our next escalatory steps in this decisive stage, and we assure you that the decisions in Bahri Neighborhoods Committees Coordination are made at the grass-roots level, so that the opinions and top-down and bottom-up proposals are formulated according to the rules of the committees in a coordinated and non-hierarchical manner that is accessible to all.

We further emphasize that our silence was only the beginning of planning and preparing the earthquake that will shake the throne of the tyrannical coup, and affirming the goals of the thirtieth of June, and renewing our covenant with the revolution and revolutionaries.

Accordingly, we in Bahri Neighborhoods Committees announce that Al Muassasa will be the sit-in venue for Bahri neighborhoods, starting from this evening until the overthrow of the coup regime.

Bahri Neighborhoods Committees

July 2, 2022

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Political Statement (02.07.2022)

The Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change held an emergency meeting to follow up and evaluate the developments after the June 30 Millions and work with our people to develop the peaceful mass workshops that resist the October 25 coup.

The meeting had mercy on the martyrs of the thirtieth of June who fell as a result of the heinous violence of the coup authorities, which did not exclude even children, and which even included the armed forces in the system of suppressing the peaceful movement, according to the police statement.

After extensive deliberation of the Executive Office of the Alliance, we address the following evaluation and messages to our steadfast and persevering people.

Millions of June 30.. What have our people achieved?

The people of Sudan came out in the cities and countryside of the country throughout its geographical extension, to announce to Daouia that the coup is fleeting and rejected, and that the will of the people remains, and it is the complete civil authority that expresses the revolution and its issues.

Our people triumphed while coming out in the millions, united around specific issues and demands. And he won by sticking to his peace in the face of the brutality and brutality of the coup authority.

The June 30 Millions constitute a qualitative shift in the balance of power in favor of the forces of the revolution, and are considered a painful defeat for the coup authority, which has not been able to break out of its isolation since the dawn of its fateful coup. Millions of June 30.. What is missing from our people to reach the goals of its revolution?

The brilliant victory of our people on the 30th of June should not obscure the shortcomings of our continuous revolutionary movement since the dawn of the October 25 coup. The coup was born weak from its first hour, he would not have been able to continue had it not been for the delay of the revolutionary forces that resisted him in forming a unified civil, democratic front that would constitute a center for coordination and political and field leadership.

The coup authority employed its security apparatus and resources to divide the revolutionary forces that confronted them, its mission became possible thanks to the perceptions adopted by some of the forces of the revolution, which contributed to disrupting its unity and cohesion.

Building a united civil front on the basis of coordination among all the forces of the revolution, is the duty of the hour that we must accomplish now without delay, and it is the necessary condition for the defeat of the coup and the establishment of full civil authority on its ruins.

What after the June 30 million?

The question posed now strongly is what will follow this victorious revolutionary mass movement on June 30, and how can the forces of the revolution continue their path to reach their full and undiminished goals, which we will work for in the forces of freedom and change with the rest of the revolution forces through the following urgent steps:

1- We in the Forces of Freedom and Change will address the resistance committees and the political and professional anti-coup forces, reiterating our vision of building a united civil front, and we will immediately call for the formation of a unified field and media coordination center he undertakes the task of preparing to continue escalating public action and preparing for comprehensive civil disobedience after the blessed Eid al-Adha.

2- Continuing the peaceful revolutionary escalation by all the new and tested peaceful means, in coordination with all the forces of the revolution, supporting all forms of resistance, including sit-ins, processions, and other peaceful means.

3- Sending letters to the main actors in the international and regional community about the developments of the current situation, explaining the demands of the Sudanese people, and mobilizing international and regional support for the peaceful struggle of the people of Sudan to extract their rights.

4- Escalate campaigns demanding the release of detainees, who numbered in hundreds throughout Sudan, and we will work with all human rights, civil and feminist groups to pressure for the freedom of those who are now languishing in the prisons of the coup authority.

In conclusion, we affirm that the revolution of our people is inevitably victorious, and that the coup is defeated and isolated. This will be achieved through our unity, cohesion, tight coordination between all the forces of the revolution and the isolation of the schemes of the counter-revolutionary forces.

Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change

July 2, 2022 AD

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