Solidarity with the uprising for democratic change in Sudan – statement

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We stand in solidarity with the demands of protesters in Sudan who are calling for democratic change and the end of Omar El Bashir’s repressive regime. The movement began in response to the government’s attacks on living standards through austerity measures which led to workers not being paid and the cost of bread and fuel spiralling out of control. Now doctors, teachers, lawyers, journalists, academics and workers across the public sector have supported the movement and the call for democratic elections after a four year transition period. We call on the British government to condemn the use of lethal force and violence against demonstrators, to break diplomatic links with the regime and stop training Sudan’s police, military and security forces. We demand the immediate release of all political prisoners and detainees, and an end to torture and violence against Sudanese citizens exercising their rights to protest and express their demands for democracy and social justice.”

Initial signatories include:
Nita Sanghera, UCU Vice-President; Dave Muritu, Chair of Equality Committee, UCU, Sean Wallis, UCU NEC, Jo McNeill, Liverpool UCU President; Simon Hester, Organiser, Haringey TUC; Ken Muller, Press Officer, Islington NEU, Dr Peter Dwyer, Branch Executive, Ruskin College UCU, Professor John Chalcraft, LSE, Mark Dunk, Unite London & Eastern region Disabled Members committee (PC); Sandy Nicholl, SOAS Unison Branch Secretary; Miriam Scharf, International Officer Newham NEU; Tony Phillips, Branch Secretary, London Emergency and Fire Planning Authority UNISON; Sue Abbott, Chair Women Members’ Standing Committee, UCU (pc)

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Please note names will not appear automatically. The above is a subset of signatures that have already been collected.