June 27, 2012
Act for Sudan applauds the protesters in Sudan who, in increasingly large numbers, are calling for the ouster of the National Congress Party (NCP) regime led by President Omar al-Bashir. We call on the United States and other countries around the world to abandon their current policy of appeasement of the NCP and instead support the brave efforts of the protesters and all Sudanese who are advocating for the civil, political, social and economic rights of the Sudanese people. It is time for international efforts to assist the people of Sudan in ending the NCP regime and in initiating a democratic transformation.
The policies of the NCP are the root cause of Sudan’s problems that include but are not limited to genocide, mass atrocities, displacement, and extreme poverty. Sudan is the only nation whose head of state is indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Bashir and the NCP regime are intent on killing massive numbers of civilians through forced starvation and aerial bombardment in the Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan and Blue Nile, continuing its violence against Darfuris, dismantling camps for internally displaced persons in Darfur, expelling humanitarian aid organizations in Eastern Sudan and Darfur, abusing the right to free speech for students, activists and journalists throughout Sudan, and violating the sovereignty of the Republic of South Sudan through illegal attacks by air and ground forces.
Act for Sudan is an alliance of American citizen activists and Sudanese U.S. residents who advocate for an end to genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan. Act for Sudan is dedicated to advocacy that is directly informed by the situation on the ground and by Sudanese people who urgently seek protection, justice, and peace. For more information please visit www.actforsudan.org.
Susan Morgan, 617-797-0451, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Blackney, 541-390-1913, email@example.com