Demand that U.S. Govt Condemn Violence Against Peaceful Democracy Protesters in Sudan

Demand that U.S. Govt Condemn Violence Against Peaceful Democracy Protesters in Sudan

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Hana A. started this petition to Senator Christopher Murphy and

Dear Rep Rosa Delauro & Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal: 

I am writing to you as a resident of Connecticut who has family and roots in Sudan. I want to bring your attention to the senseless violence that took place in Khartoum, Sudan in the early hours of Monday, June 3rd, 2019.

As you may be aware, there is currently a peaceful, popular uprising in Sudan that overthrew a ruthless military dictator, Omar Al Bashir, on April 11th, 2019. The peaceful protests have continued in the form of a well-organized sit-in in front of the Military Headquarters in Khartoum to now demand a peaceful transition to civilian rule.

At 4:30am on June 3rd, the Sudanese military and militia forces (the Janjaweed) began attacking peaceful protesters, most of whom were sleeping. The military and militia forces fired live ammunition, brutally beat protesters with sticks and whips and burned down tents at the sit-in site. According to medical professionals in Khartoum, 40 people have been killed and hundreds injured. The military government has not restricted internet access in Khartoum to limit media coverage of the atrocities.

We call on the U.S. government to condemn in the strongest terms the Sudanese regime's use of lethal force, including live ammunition, against the pro-democracy movement in Sudan. We further request that it pressure Khartoum to heed the protesters' demands for genuine democratic transformation.

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