Sudan: Statement By The High Representative Josep Borrell

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Josep Borrell - Sudan

Vice President Josep Borrell spoke about the current situation in Sudan. Over the past months, the European Union and the international community have repeatedly called on the military authorities to refrain from violence. Once again, these calls have fallen on deaf ears.

On Tuesday, High Representative / Vice President Josep Borrell spoke about the current situation in Sudan. Below you can read an excerpt of his statement:

At least 7 demonstrators were killed, while many others were injured during protests in Khartoum on 17 January. This brings the total number of deaths during protests to more than 70 since 25 October 2021. Over the past months, the European Union and the international community have repeatedly called on the military authorities to refrain from violence against peaceful demonstrators. Once again, these calls have fallen on deaf ears.

“The military authorities are demonstrating that they are not ready to find a negotiated and peaceful solution.”

Military authorities have been limiting the freedom of expression and the freedom of association since the coup d’état last year. On Sunday, Al-Jazeera Mubashir’s license was withdrawn in Sudan.

Through disproportionate use of force and continued detention of activists and journalists, the military authorities are demonstrating that they are not ready to find a negotiated and peaceful solution to the crisis.

The European Union has supported the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people from the start and will do so in the future with all means at its disposal.

You can read the full statement HERE

Image: U.S. Department of State

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