12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
2:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Sudanese-Americans for Non-Violent Demonstrations
MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Saturday, March 23, 2019
MARCH: 100 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20560
RALLY: Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW Washington, DC 20037
Media Contact: Jalelah Ahmed, Communications (814)880-7111
“The people of Sudan need the world’s help to protect them from their genocidal president.”- Nicholas Kristof, NY TIMES, 1/16/2019
For the past two months, uprisings across Sudan have ignited a world-wide call for the immediate resignation of thirty-year dictator, Omar Al Bashir.
These calls have been answered with deadly opposition as the government has resorted to using armed militias to crack down on civilians. Militias have used tear gas, live ammunition and grenades, killing at least 70 people and injuring thousands more. Additionally, the list of those being detained without charge grows everyday as the government’s militia forces actively rake the streets kidnapping peaceful protestors.
Significant physical evidence demonstrates militia forces are murdering and torturing protesters. The regime is targeting doctors, lawyers and professors.
On Saturday, February 4th, elementary school teacher Ahmed Elkheir was arrested. Within hours his mutilated body was returned to his family. An autopsy report confirmed Elkheir was sodomized with a sharp object for hours before he died.
Hundreds have sustained beatings, some reporting that they were electrocuted. Militia forces have been caught on camera running over protestors with their trucks, kicking in doors to homes, dragging suspected protestors into the streets in cities all over Sudan. Video evidence shows the militias beating them forcefully with batons and sticks in the head and chest. This has been Bashir’s response to the protestors demands for affordable bread and fuel. The demands have ignited a call for Peace and Democracy and for the National Congress Party and Bashir, to step down.
Bashir’s systematic killing machine knows no boundaries. It is the same regime wanted by the International Criminal Court for Crimes Against Humanity for the Genocide in Darfur.
PLEASE JOIN US, SATURDAY, March 23, AS WE MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANSWER SUDAN’S CALLS FOR DEMOCRACY. WE SUPPORT THE RIGHT FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST AND SEEK JUSTICE FOR ALL THE VICTIMS OF BASHIR’S RUTHLESS REGIME.
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