Happening Now in Sudan
Omar al-Bashir has been the president of Sudan since 1993 (self-appointed), but assumed power in 1989 after he led a military coup to overthrow the sitting government. He has been indicted by the International Criminal Court on five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture, and rape), two counts of war crimes, and three counts of genocide. He is an international war criminal who continues to bomb his own people in an active attempt to eliminate all non-Arab populations from Sudan.
In 2009, al-Bashir banned all humanitarian aid coming into Sudan, leaving his people starving, sick, dying, and subject to intensifying violence.
Find out what is happening in Sudan today, and what human rights organizations and others are trying to do to stop the genocide.
John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, will be testifying on Sudan before the U.S. Congress.
As of October 2014, some two million people have been affected by the conflict, with more than 500,000 having been displaced.
The Sudanese government is involved in the same smuggling and trafficking networks it is being paid by the E.U. to contain.
New York Times: The authorities in Sudan arrested seven journalists as they covered economic protests there this week, including reporters for Reuters and Agence France-Presse, with no word on charges or when they might be released. Press advocates said...
Protests over rising bread prices broke out across Sudan on Sunday, leading to the death of a student and the arrest of a prominent opposition leader as authorities confiscated newspapers and looked to clamp down on growing unrest. The demonstrations...
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