Statement on situation in Sudan

Statement

June 6, 2019 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement:

“Canada is closely following the evolving situation in Sudan. We are appalled that the Sudanese Transitional Military Council and Rapid Support Forces violently attacked protestors in front of the Sudanese Armed Forces headquarters on June 3, and by the continued use of indiscriminate violence to intimidate the civilian population. This violence, including sexual violence, is unacceptable and a blatant attack on the basic rights of the Sudanese people, who have been bravely calling for change following decades of oppression from their government.

“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those who were killed and those who were injured in these attacks. We call for the perpetrators to be held to account.

“Canada takes note of and supports the African Union’s immediate suspension of Sudan from all African Union activities until a civilian-led transitional government can be established.

“Canada is prepared to do whatever it can to support a civilian-led transition to a democratically elected government in Sudan.”

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