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Dr. Maryam Al Mahdi - Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs on the Human Rights in Sudan

On the 5th of November 2021, on the occasion of a special session to address the “implications of the ongoing situation in Sudan”, Dr. Maryam Al Mansoura Al Sadiq Al Mahdi - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan, expressed great appreciation to the initiative.

Concerning the human rights situation in the country, the Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed that the actions initiated as a result of the military takeover on the 25th of October, including the suspension of critical articles of the Constitutional Document, “undermines the progress made towards democracy and the promotion and respect of human rights.”

Within that context, acknowledging the arrest of Prime Minister Dr. Abdulla Hamdok, the detention of ministers, representatives of the Forces of Freedom and Change, and civil society, as well as the extrajudicial killings and arbitrary arrest of peaceful protestors, Sudan has regressed to a past of gross human rights abuses.

The Minister expressed enthusiastic readiness to put an end to the military coups, which is often accompanied by “unnecessary and disproportionate use of force, and the killing of many civilians”, further stating that “any attempt to divert the Sudanese people from the civil democratic path will be doomed to failure.”

Immediate action is crucial to achieve Sudan’s aspiration of freedom, peace and justice.

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Dr. Mariam Statement - Human Rights Council
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