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Special Session of the Human Rights Council on Sudan
November 5, 2021

Serious Human Rights Concerns and Situation in Sudan 32nd Special Session of the Human Rights CouncilStatement by the United StatesAs Delivered by Robert J. RileyNovember 5, 2021 

The United States strongly supports this special session and condemns the Sudanese military takeover.  Sudan’s human rights situation and democratization was on a positive trajectory before the military takeover.

We call for the immediate restoration of Sudan’s civilian-led transitional government, including a return to the transitional framework laid out in the 2019 Constitutional Declaration and the 2020 Juba Peace Agreement.

We also call for the safety and immediate release of those detained in connection with the military takeover, including release of Prime Minister Hamdok from de facto house arrest.

Lastly, we call on the Military and associated security forces to refrain from any further violence against peaceful protestors, including the use of lethal force, allow unhindered access to medical care, and to restore the Internet.

The United States remains inspired by the Sudanese people’s unwavering demand for liberty, peace, and justice.  We will continue our full-throttle efforts to support their democratic aspirations.