Following the killing of a protester by security forces, Skyline warns of the consequences of continuing political division in Sudan
Stockholm- Skyline states that it views with great concern the continuing escalation of abuses by Sudan's security services in dealing with demonstrations and political gatherings in the country, and condemns in the strongest terms the killing of a civilian who took part in the January 30 March of Millions, which was directed against the military council's seizure of power.
In a statement released today, Monday, Skyline says that the Sudanese Medical Committee, in a statement released yesterday, Sunday, announced the killing of the leader of the resistance committees of Omdurman, "Muhammad Youssef Ismail", 27, who fell as a result of a chest injury. Skyline further stresses that the authorities continue their violations of the fundamental rights of civilians through excessive violence and unjustified repression of peaceful protesters.
Skyline adds that Sudanese police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and used water cannons to disperse thousands of Sudanese who had gathered at several points, the largest of which was at the "Bashadar" train station, south of Khartoum. They then moved near the presidential palace, and when they reached the railroad crossing police fired a barrage of tear gas, rubber bullets, and sound bombs, choking hundreds of protesters and injuring dozens.
The Sudanese security services also launched an arrest campaign in which a number of resistance committee activists and political cadres, including the two leaders of the SPLM, "Al-Tayyib Muhammad Naqd Allah" and "Husam Al-Din Al-Mirfabi," were arrested on the pretext that they financed and directed the activities of the resistance committees. The movement rejected this in a statement published on its social media accounts, stressing that "these accusations are unfounded" as the resistance committees "are independent revolutionary civil organizations and the movement is independent in its activities." It also called on the security authorities to release it and all those detained.
For its part, the human rights foundation "Skyline" warns of the consequences of the ongoing political collapse that the country is experiencing and the serious impact on individuals. It points out that the deterioration of the situation in the country has severely affected all major sectors, especially the economic sector, where inflation in Sudan has reached 400%, with fears that it will continue to rise if the political polarization in Sudan continues.
Moreover, Skyline stresses the importance of the various parties in Sudan prioritizing the general interest of the country over political tensions that could push Sudan down a path whose consequences cannot be remedied, especially as living conditions in the country continue to deteriorate.
Skyline concludes its statement by calling on all political and military parties to engage in comprehensive dialog, cease the rhetoric of incitement between political parties, and work toward the stability of the country by forming a democratic structure that guarantees the participation of all parties, advances the stabilization of political and economic conditions, and spares the country and its people the consequences of continued division.