Karen Bass

04/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/12/2019 16:04

Rep. Bass Responds to Fluctuating Political Situation in Sudan

'I was encouraged by the minimal violence last night as the protestors stayed out beyond the curfew. I encourage all parties to refrain from violence as citizens exercise their right to peacefully protest and demand a transition to civilian rule. The announced two-year transition to a civilian government is unacceptable. In view of the ongoing developments I want to applaud all protest groups for exercising their human rights, and I discourage any unconstitutional change of government and compel Sudan to respect the rule of law, and democratic ideals. I also urge all stakeholders to engage in an inclusive dialogue to create peace in the interest of the country and the Sudanese people, and I implore Sudanese authorities to facilitate a speedy transition to civilian governance.'