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Sudan tar essensielt skritt for forandring

I dag vil Sør Sudan formelt bli uavhengig fra resten av Sudan. Veien har vært lang og krokete for frigjøringen, men nå er tiden inne. Essensielle spørsmål som om hvorvidt Abyei skal slå følge med sør i eller nord gjenstår fortsatt og skal i prinsippet avgjøres rett etter uavhengighetet er gjennomført i dag.

Samtidig er det andre deler av Sudan som også har et sterkt ønske om uavhengighet – kanskje mest på grunn av undertrykkende behandling over lang tid fra det politiske regimet i Khartoum. Darfur regionen har blitt utsatt for gjentatte angrep og det er ventet at dette kan komme til å eskalere. Det er allerede satt ut tiltale på president Omar Al-Bashir med bakgrunn i gjentatte folkemord. Et av spørsmålene er om uavhengigheten til Sør og presset fra andre regioner for uavhengighet fra regimet vil medføre mer blodsutgytelse i den kommende tida. Av denne grunn er det flere organisasjoner inkludert Avaaz som taler for å legge sterkt press på regimet. Les mer om dette fra Avaaz under:

Call from Avaaz:

Sudan: Enough is Enough

Posted: 5 July 2011

Sudan’s President al-Bashir is the world’s worst mass murderer. Indicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, he has for 20 years repeatedly butchered whole communities that challenged his rule. And it’s happening again — unless we stop him for good.

Right now he’s bombing women and children in the Nuba mountains, while his militias go door to door slitting the throats of whole families. For decades, world leaders have shamefully allowed al-Bashir’s unspeakable brutality so they could maintain access to his regime’s large oil reserves. But this week things are changing — Sudan is splitting apart, inflation and food prices are sky-rocketing, and Bashir’s grip on power is at its weakest ever.

Let’s send a massive message to our leaders that enough is enough and demand they end their shocking inaction now: by arresting this monster, levying powerful sanctions on his cabal, and committing to protect the people of Sudan from genocide. Click below to sign and tell everyone — we’ll deliver the petition to UN Security Council members when we reach 300,000 signatures.

To the UN Security Council member countries:

We call on you to take decisive action to stop the brutal ethnic cleansing ongoing in Sudan, including making all efforts to arrest President al-Bashir and others indicted by the International Criminal Court, imposing robust sanctions on those responsible for mass killings, and fulfilling your responsibility to protect the people of Sudan. For too long the world has watched al-Bashir commit grave crimes against humanity, and offered only words of condemnation. It is time for action.

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Dear friends,


Sudan’s President al-Bashir, indicted for years of genocide and mass murder, has unleashed yet another brutal attack on his own people, bombing women and children with burning phosporous and killing whole families. Enough is enough – let’s demand that our tepid leaders act — arrest Bashir, levy strong sanctions on his regime, and protect the long-suffering people of Sudan:

Omar al-Bashir is the world’s worst mass murderer. Indicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, the Sudanese President has for 22 years repeatedly butchered whole communities, including in Darfur, who challenged his rule. And this week it’s happening again — unless we stop him for good.

This time al-Bashir has unleashed his militias and air force on the people of Nuba mountains. He killed an entire generation of men, women and children in Nuba in the 1990s, and now he’s back to brutalize the survivors. His planes are dropping bombs on women and children, and his militias are going door to door slitting the throats of whole families.

For decades the world has shamefully met al-Bashir’s unspeakable brutality with diplomatic niceties and engagement designed to maintain access to his regime’s large oil reserves. But things are changing — Sudan is splitting apart, inflation and food prices are skyrocketing, and Bashir’s grip on power is at its weakest ever. Let’s send a massive message to our leaders that enough is enough, demand they end their shameful inaction, arrest this monster, levy powerful sanctions on his cabal, and commit to protecting the people of Sudan from genocide — we’ll deliver the petition to the EU, UN, US and China when we reach 500,000 signatures:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/sudan_enough_is_enough/?vl

In just days, long-suffering South Sudan will finally become independent, taking with it much of the oil that al-Bashir uses to buy international complicity with his crimes. Bashir is also facing pro-democracy protests, a worsening economy, and tense relations with long-time patron, China. This is our best chance in decades to organize the international action we need to end al-Bashir’s brutal rule.

Strong international sanctions, a concerted plan to arrest al-Bashir and others indicted by the International Criminal Court, and a commitment to protect the Sudanese people from further crimes against humanity would send al-Bashir a signal that the game is up, weaken his position in his own regime, and show the Sudanese people that he no longer has impunity for his crimes. The Sudanese – in the South, in Darfur, in Nuba, and many other places – have waited far too long for the world to stand up for humanity and justice, let’s stand with them now:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/sudan_enough_is_enough/?vl

It’s almost impossible to imagine the desperation and terror of women and children in Nuba right now, or Darfur before them. It’s a great stain on the conscience of the entire world, that we have not done what was necessary to stop al-Bashir’s reign of terror. Let’s end that reign now, with a massive outcry to governments to act.

With hope,

Stephanie, Nicola, Morgan, Alice, Laura, Ricken, Rewan and the rest of the Avaaz team

SOURCES

Ethnic Killings by Army Reported in Sudanese Mountains
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/world/africa/21refugees.html

Sudan seen massing troops in oil state, U.N. staff blocked
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE7651FB20110706

Ex-rebels accuse Sudan’s Bashir of blocking ceasefire http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iyJsfG6FSMuxPnglbOHwQ68xpKcA?docId=CNG.4a21d5c02922f58d59a33b03ef8a2b83.361

The struggle for South Sudan
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jul/04/south-sudan-hope-aid-policy

How will southern independence affect Sudan?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14019051


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