July 6, 2012

July 5th Letter to Ambassador Princeton Lyman

Filed under Public Statements

July 5, 2012

Ambassador Princeton Lyman
Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW, Room #3817
Washington, DC 20520

Dear Ambassador Lyman:

Thank you for the briefing on June 21, 2012 concerning Sudan and South Sudan. We understand the serious economic and humanitarian crises facing both countries and the importance of finalizing outstanding components of the CPA. Given the Government of Sudan’s role in creating these crises and its penchant for signing and dishonoring agreements, Act for Sudan supports the Sudanese in their call for a new government as indicated in the statement below:

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; enslaving thousands of men, women and children; and violating the sovereignty of the Republic of South Sudan through illegal attacks by air and ground forces.

We urge President Obama to support the Sudanese people in their efforts to bring a fundamental change to Sudan and to form a new inclusive transitional government.

Best regards,

Act for Sudan

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