Dec 242018

End Repression, Arbitrary Detentions and Arrests

The Communist Party of Canada today called on Prime Minister Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to demand the Sudanese government immediately release Masoud Ali, a member of the Sudanese Communist Party leadership kidnapped by Sudanese security forces yesterday (Dec 23rd), now “disappeared” and in grave danger of torture and death.

The Sudanese government has unleashed a reign of terror against the Sudanese people, the labour and democratic organizations, the Sudanese Communist Party and all those who have for months protested the government’s austerity policies which are causing starvation and misery.

A mass protest of peaceful demonstrators yesterday (Dec 23rd) was attacked by security forces, leaving seven dead and more than 200 injured.

The government’s response to the protests is escalating repression, detentions and arrests.

We reaffirm our support for the Sudanese people’s just struggle and call on the labour and democratic movements to express their solidarity with the people of Sudan struggling for freedom, democracy and social justice, for an end to reign of terror against peaceful protestors, and for the immediate release of Masoud Ali, kidnapped by the Sudanese security forces.

Central Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada