News from Khartoum
Sudanese activist Tariq Al Tijani on hunger strike in front of the White House
Sudanese activist, Tariq Al Tijani, a member of the Sudanese Human Rights Network, began a hunger strike in front of the White House in Washington, as of last Tuesday through Thursday to support anti-government protests in Sudan and to denounce killing of demonstrators in his country.
He told Al Hurra website that he is “seeking to draw the attention of the American public opinion to what is going on in Sudan” and urged the administration to move to bring an end to the killing of civilians and push for democratic transformation in Sudan. The Sudanese Human Rights Network is a right group that had recently contributed towards a number of activities that denounced quelling of demonstrators in Sudan, including handing over a petition to the White House calling for increased pressure on the regime of President Omer Al Bashir.
Sudan is witnessing almost daily demonstrations since more than a month, broke out over worsening economic situation, but morphed into growing calls for the overthrow of the regime of Omer Al Bashir, ruling the country since three decades.
The protests left 27 people dead, but opposition figures and rights group say more than 40 people were killed in the demonstrations.
Source; Alrakoba, Sudafax