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General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019


End the killings and human rights abuse of Sudanese now - Amnesty International Ghana

Campaign Coordinator of Amnesty International Ghana, Samuel Agbotsey (Middle in yellow) play videoCampaign Coordinator of Amnesty International Ghana, Samuel Agbotsey (Middle in yellow)

Amnesty International Ghana alongside Sudanese citizens in Ghana have condemned the recent killings and abuse of human rights of Sudanese in their capital, Khartoum.

According to the Campaign Coordinator of Amnesty International Ghana, Samuel Agbotsey, it is unacceptable for the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to kill innocent protesters who were exercising their democratic rights in the country.

“What we are doing today is to call on the Sudanese Ambassador, who represents the Sudanese government in Ghana to send this message to the Sudanese Authority that they should curtail or stop the human right violation, stop the killing of the people, stop the looting and allow a peaceful transition of governance to civilian rule”, he said.

According to him, more than 100 people were killed by the Rapid Support Forces on June 3, 2019 and their bodies were dumped into River Nile.

Mr Agbotsey indicated that, internet access in Khartoum has been cut off in an attempt to disrupt freedom of information and lawful gathering of protesters.

In a peaceful protest to the Sudan Embassy in Ghana on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Mr Agbotsey relayed seven petitions to the Sudanese Ambassador to Ghana, hoping to hear positive transformation in Khartoum.

He said “We demand that the leadership take immediate steps to protect the rights of Sudanese to freely protest, end the killing of protesters by the RSF, withdraw the RSF from any policing and law enforcement operations, ensure peaceful transition of power to a civilian government, bring back all those responsible for unlawful killings and forced disappearance, unblock the internet and social media to allow the people of Sudan have access to information and also have the opportunity to exercise their freedom of expression and speech”.

The protesters also appealed to President Akufo-Addo and the African Union to put measures in place to ensure the safety of Sudanese in Khartoum.