Justice Still Waiting in Sudan

04/010/2020 Sudan (International Christian Concern) – It has been a year since Bashir was overthrown as president in Sudan due to pressure from large protests which started in December 2018. During some of these protests however, dozens of the citizens were killed by security forces who had been instructed to stop the movement. Despite this use of excessive and lethal force on a peaceful protest, none of those involved have been held accountable.

Promises have been made by the new transitional government to hold the leaders of those who committed the atrocities accountable. Yet, more than a year later, the families of those killed are still waiting to see this justice. Many of the military leaders who are known to have been involved in the protest killings or in the genocide of Darfur, are still in power today.

The Transitional government has made some moves to block many of Bashir’s supporters from returning to power in the civilian government. This however has not extended so far as to remove the military leadership. There have even been rumors that there may be another military coup in the near future led by some of the military leadership. If this happens, then it is likely that all of the gains that Sudan has made toward freedom and peace will dissolve. Pray that the country can see true freedom and that justice is done for the families of those who lost their lives.

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