Khartoum, 07 January, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
International and regional bodies including the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) need to closely monitor the events in Sudan and record cases of violence against protestors since the October 2021 military coup in view of investigating and prosecuting perpetrators, the leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) have said.
Officials of the UK-based Christian human rights entity say activists who have been organizing peaceful protests after the coup have been treated violently by the Sudanese military.
“CSW calls on regional and international bodies to establish an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate reports of violence against protestors,” says CSW Founder President, Mervyn Thomas, in a Thursday, January 6 report.
Mr. Mervyn further urges the international community “to use all measures at its disposal to hold those responsible for the deteriorating human rights situation to account, including the use of targeted sanctions where appropriate.”
On 19 December, protesters breached the perimeter of the Republican Palace. State security reportedly responded with extreme force, including the use of sexual violence against women, girls and men fleeing the area.