Opposition Parties in Sudan Reject Bashir’s Declaration of Emergency

According to an article by Radio Dabanga:

The Umma Party and the Popular Congress Party said establishing special courts is unconstitutional and against international conventions on human rights ratified by Sudan, as well as being destructive to the relationship between the two countries.

The parties call on the international community to intervene to protect civilians subject to arbitrary killing and arrest outside of the law.

Representatives also pointed out that Sudanese nomadic tribes routinely cross the border into South Sudan and back moving their livestock. The emergency declaration, they noted, also subjects citizens of Sudan to “extra-judicial murder and arrests.”

2 responses

  1. With all the respect to a so called apposition parties particularly those big parties ,why are apposing the state of emergency? is it ok for the government to kill Nuba people but when the state of emergency included some part of your people it is against the human rights? I think you should look for some other issue to talk about if there is any

  2. I think it is important to note that even minority parties in Sudan state explicitly that the policies of the Bashir administration could cause killings. It is harder for the UN or AU to argue take Khartoum’s position that these things are solely for defensive purposes against rebels. The opposition parties themselves noted how they are not.

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