Why Sudan?

Since 1989, the government of Sudan has committed mass murder on a horrific scale across the country and supported international terrorist organizations with complete impunity.

The Coup That Changed Everything

Army veteran Omar al-Bashir seized power with the support of the military in 1989. His stated goal was to create a new Sudan defined by the Arab identity underneath severe Islamic law. It quickly became clear that agenda existed only to preserve his government’s own power.

Since the coup more than two decades ago, the Sudanese government has orchestrated systematic campaigns of oppression against all those who have stood in its way. And the trail of blood goes far beyond Sudan’s borders.

Unleashing Hell Across the Periphery

Armed attempts within Sudan to confront the Bashir regime have been met with a ruthless divide-and-conquer strategy. The Sudanese government has used both the country’s military and Arab militias to brutally attack civilians who are of the same ethnic or religious identity of armed opposition forces.

Sudan

Southern Sudan

(1983-2005)
One of the world’s most brutal and longest-running armed conflicts claimed over two million lives due to government-backed mass murder, enforced starvation, and scorched-earth tactics that amounted to genocide. Learn more »

Darfur

(2003-Present)
Perhaps the most infamous region of Sudan, the Bashir regime launched a vicious genocide led by government-armed militia called the Janjaweed. Mass crimes continue today underneath a near-complete media blackout. Learn more »

Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile

(2011-Present)
Currently the epicenter of armed rebellion in Sudan, the Sudanese government began an unprovoked series of ethnic massacres and aerial bombings in 2011. Thousands have taken up arms to defend their homes and blunt further attacks. Learn more »

Exporting Terrorism Abroad

The government of Sudan continues to exacerbate the country’s issues by sheltering, training, funding, and arming fighters from more than 15 internationally-recognized terrorist organizations. Here are just a few of them:
al-Qaeda
From 1992-1996, the Bashir regime hosted Osama bin Laden and other leaders of the world’s most infamous terrorist group in Khartoum. The Sudanese government assisted in establishing terrorist training camps, some of which still exist today.
Lord’s Resistance Army
This brutal rebel force received weapons from the Sudanese government in the 1990s. Today, Joseph Kony and senior LRA commanders use the Kafia Kingi enclave, which is under the control of the Sudanese government, as one of their safe havens.
Hamas
The Bashir regime arms and funnels military resources to Hamas in the Gaza strip. Many of these weapons have been used against both Israelis and Gazans. Hamas members are permitted to fundraise within Sudan with the support of the government.

Oppression On The Homefront

Unarmed opposition activists face torture, forced disappearance, and live ammunition at the hands of the Sudanese security forces. Organized protests are brutally suppressed and activist’s homes are frequently raided.
Protest Crackdowns
Peaceful protestors are intimidated before protesting and attacked with tear gas and live ammunition when grouped together, while protest organizers are often arrested, tortured, and sometimes murdered.
Ghost Houses
Arrested opposition activists are brought to the dreaded “ghost houses,” so named because there is no official government record of them. Here, Sudanese security forces torture, rape, and execute unarmed citizens.
The Disappeared
Activists are often never seen again after they enter a ghost house. Some are moved to prisons or executed. We only know of these places because a brave few have escaped or have been released.

Wildlife Poaching

The government of Sudan is the key player in a massive elephant poaching network that is creating chaos across central Africa.
Killing Herds & Rangers
Sudanese government militias have been implicated in mass elephant killings in Cameroon and Chad. Hundreds of elephants and several park rangers have been brutally murdered.
Funding Terror And War
Sudanese government militias and other armed groups such as the Lord's Resistance Army give ivory to Sudanese military commanders in exchange for weapons, ammunition, and money.
Feeding Illicit Markets
Illegal ivory is sold openly in Khartoum, Sudan and is delivered to black market buyers in Egypt and China. Ivory demand is skyrocketing in these two countries and creating the conditions for poaching to continue.

SO, WHY SUDAN?

BECAUSE THE CRAZIEST THING WE CAN DO IS NOTHING.

No one anywhere in the world should live under these conditions. That’s why we’re pursuing peace and justice with our Sudanese friends. 

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