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MEPs deplore killing of scores of Sudanese protestors

MEPs gave their full support to a resolution deploring the killing of scores of Sudanese protestors and the injuring of hundreds more by the country’s security services and other armed groups in the wake of the military coup of 25 October 2021.

Underlining the importance of re-establishing the right of the Sudanese people to assemble and exercise their fundamental rights for democracy, MEPs condemn October’s coup and demand the Sudanese military leadership to urgently recommit to the country’s democratic transition and deliver on the Sudanese people’s demands for freedom, peace and justice.

Parliament unerlined their strong support for the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) to facilitate talks to resolve the political crisis and called on all Sudanese political actors to engage in this dialogue to restart the transition to civilian rule.

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MEPs underline the need for continued EU assistance in the provision of basic services such as health and education, while calling for an EU-wide ban on the export, sale, update and maintenance of any form of security equipment that can be or is used for internal repression, including internet surveillance technology.
The text was adopted by 629 votes in favour, 30 against and 31 abstentions. For further details, the full version of the report will be available here.

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