News from Khartoum
Ruling party leaders threaten to kill demonstrators
Sudan’s ruling party head of Thought and Culture Desk, Mr. Al Fateh Izzeldine, has warned demonstrators against hitting streets without prior permission from competent authorities.
“Authorities will deal strictly with demonstrators who take to streets without permission and those who carry arms,” he said in speech to a rally for support to President Al Bashir Thursday in Khartoum. He threatened that heads will roll if demonstrations are organized without clearance.
The ex-First Vice President, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, speaking to a TV Channel (Sudania 24(Tuesday, warned that special legions stand ready to sacrifice to defend the regime and the president.
Threat to kill peaceful protesters represents a serious development in the drive to repress peaceful demonstrations which are guaranteed in human rights instruments to which Sudan is a party. Given its obligations contained in these charters, the government should protect peaceful protesters and take stringent measures against those using or hinting use of violence.