Keep Sudanese Students Safe on University Campuses

Keep Sudanese Students Safe on University Campuses

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Nihal Mubarak started this petition to Sudanese Government

Peaceful protests in Sudan have been ongoing for over two months, with the Sudanese people calling for the overthrow of a failed and corrupt regime that has been in power for three decades. 

Protestors have been marching since January 19th in numerous cities and are being met with violent retaliation from the government. The Sudanese people are being detained and treated with extreme violence. They are murdered on the streets and in the courtyards of their own homes, and the world is silent. A few days ago, the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, issued a state of emergency in the country for a year, which allows security forces and the military to enter and search homes without a warrant.

A week ago, after the state of emergency was issued, students at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology in Khartoum were protesting on campus when security forces showed up and began beating students and gathering them in vehicles to be arrested. Other students, who did not take part in the protest, hid inside classrooms and barricaded themselves in some of the college's buildings. Security forces then threw canisters of tear gas into these buildings, forcing students to come out. My cousin was one of these students. He was beaten even though he had done nothing wrong. 

University students in Sudan have the right to feel safe and be safe within the walls of their schools. The right to receive an education without needing to worry about their freedom and their safety is due to them, just as it is due to any citizen in any other country. We demand that the Sudanese government respect these rights and stop harming its own people immediately.   

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