News from Khartoum
Sudanese activists mobilizing international public opinion to stop violence against demonstrators
A number of activists have begun collecting 100 thousands signatures to prepare a right petition to be submitted to the Human Rights Watch, US Congress members, international human rights organizations and all international institutions and judicial bodies. The petition aims to mobilize an international public opinion to reject the use of excessive force by the Sudanese government against peaceful demonstrators, and to expose government allegations about the peaceful demonstrations.
A statement by the activists said they aim to gather 100 thousand signatures, and after completion of that number the document would be submitted to the White House and international organizations so that in turn they would put pressure on the Sudanese government to stop use of violence against unarmed demonstrators.
The statement pointed out that the document would be presented to all international media agencies to shed more light on events in Sudan, to politically embarrass the government over its claims of existence of infiltrators and saboteurs among the demonstrators.