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July 15th, 2019

Sudan APPG Briefing on Justice and Reconciliation in Sudan

Monday, July 8th briefing: Speaker: Al-Marith Idris- Representative of the UMMA Party
  • 9/16 states in Sudan have experienced intense war
  • Rapid Support Force (RSF) – 20-40,000 formed in 2014. Formally the Janjaweed (the Janjaweed also has hubs in Chad +Ethiopia)
  • All tribes in South Kordofan are armed and ready to go
  • The constitution of Sudan has been re-written to include a Bill of Rights (human rights)
Speaker: Sara Abeljalil- Sudanese Professional Association spokesperson
  • The revolution has two parts.
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July 15th, 2019

Sudan Briefing: May-July 2019 Timeline of Events

Recent events in Sudan May 1st
  • African Union issues third warning giving the junta two-months to hand over power to civilians or risk suspension.
May 13th
  • A shooting outside military headquarters in Central Khartoum leaves six people dead
  • Sudanese prosecutors claim that al-Bashir has been charged with involvement in killing and incitement to kill protestors during the popular uprising.
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July 12th, 2019

Baroness Cox talks religious persecution in the HoL

On Thursday 11th July, Baroness Cox spoke in the House of Lords on accounts of religious persecution that she has witnessed first hand in Sudan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Watch the video on youtube here and read the full transcript below:   Debate: Religious Persecution 11 July 2019 Baroness Cox’s speech: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Elton, on initiating this timely debate and on his comprehensive opening speech....
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