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e-1992 (Sudan)

Initiated by Hala Eltom from Hamilton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • 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.
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-219-02)
Open for signature
January 28, 2019, at 3:33 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 28, 2019, at 3:33 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Chris Bittle (St. Catharines)
June 10, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04344)
Government response tabled
August 21, 2019
Photo - Chris Bittle
St. Catharines
Liberal Caucus
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