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e-1992 (Sudan)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Hala Eltom from Hamilton, Ontario, on January 28, 2019, at 3:33 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Foreign policy
Freedom of assembly
Oppression
Sudan
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The Sudanese government is using live ammunition, excessive force, and tear gas against protesters in demonstrations;
  • The Sudanese government is engaged in a wide-ranging efforts to crackdown against civil society and protests that erupted as of Wednesday December 19, 2018;
  • The Sudanese government has blocked off internet services throughout the country to restrict access of information and use of social media;
  • The Sudanese government is in violation of the ICCPR (1986) and UN treaties by suppressing freedom of speech and freedom to assemble, association, and expression; and
  • The Sudanese government has executed at least 37 protesters in the recent clashes and has detained and tortured at least 800 others without charge since September 2013.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to :
Pressure the Sudanese government to refrain from using militia groups, live ammunition, and excessive use of force against peaceful protestors; and
Support the rights of people of Sudan to assembly, expression, and the right to protest the government’s political and economic policies without fear of intimidation.
St. Catharines
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 10, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04344)
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : January 28, 2019, at 3:33 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 28, 2019, at 3:33 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
91
British Columbia
18
Manitoba
15
New Brunswick
1
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Nova Scotia
7
Ontario
466
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
11
Saskatchewan
8
Yukon
2
Other Countries
13
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