Urgent-Sudan Arrest Campaigns, Use of Violence and Prevention of Wounded from Treatment Continuation of Series of Violations in Sudan
The Arab Program for Human rights Activists condemns acts of the Sudanese authorities against demonstrations that took place in many parts of Sudan on Friday, June 29, and known as “Elbow Licking Friday” where the Sudanese people came out in an objection to some government decisions that led to the rise of the prices of basic commodities. The Security forces faced those demonstrations using tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition resulting in hundreds of injured protesters. Moreover, the security forces prevented the injured from reaching the gate of accidents of the Omdurman Hospital to get medical treatment. In the meantime, they threw tear gas inside the courtyard of the Bahari hospital what led to large cases of suffocation. And in Al-Kadaref Hospital, the Security forces arrested patients during their treatment.
Furthermore, the security forces launched an arrest campaign against more than 1000 people of activists and media representatives, and most of them have been detained in unknown detentions.
Those acts of the Sudanese authorities are clear violations to all international conventions and treaties that protect human rights and it also indicates the lack of respect for the Constitution, which set forth the protection of the rights and freedoms of the Sudanese people.
The Arab Program demands the Sudanese authorities to release all detainees and to stop using violence against peaceful demonstrators and to stop torture and to ensure freedom of opinion and expression and the protection of peaceful demonstrators and injured.