The Communist and Workers’ Parties undersigning this statement condemn the continued repression of peaceful protesters in Sudan since 19th December 2018.

They note that a national state of emergency was declared in Sudan on 22 February by president Omar al-Bashir amidst the dictatorial regime’s continued attempts to suppress the mass popular protests.

This development has taken place against the backdrop of attempts by US imperialism and its reactionary allies in the region to find a way to rescue the regime through certain superficial changes in the composition of the government. All these conspiracies are an expression of political panic among imperialist and reactionary forces that fear the eventual victory of the Sudanese people and their aspirations for freedom, democracy, peace and social justice.

The democratic opposition forces in Sudan have strongly condemned these new repressive measures and called for continued mass and popular protests to achieve the goals of the Sudanese people. The Sudanese Communist Party has called for a strengthening in the resolve and unity of the opposition, towards preparing for the declaration of a general strike and subsequent campaign of civil disobedience.

In response to the declaration of the national state of emergency, despite the escalating repression meted out by the regime’s security forces, mass popular demonstrations have taken place in Khartoum and the main cities as well as towns all over Sudan. About 3000 people, among them over 200 women activists, are still languishing in the prisons and detention centres of the regime under harsh and inhumane conditions. They include 16 members of the Central Committee of the Sudanese Communist Party as well as scores of its cadres and members. Among the detainees are Comrade Mohamed Mokhtar al-Khatib, the political secretary of the party, and members of the leadership of the party: Masoud Al Hassan, Sidig Yousif, Ali Saeed, Hanadi Fadl, Faiza Nugud, Salih Mahmoud, Amal Gabralla, Mohamed Aburas, Hashim Mirghani, Osama Hassan, Seid Ahmed Al Khatib and Mokhtar Mahmoud.

The Communist and Workers’ Parties strongly condemn the bloody repression by the dictatorial regime and its security forces and support the just demands of the Sudanese people and their peaceful protest movement.

The Communist and Workers’ Parties demand the immediate and unconditional release of Comrade Mohamed Mokhtar al-Khatib and all the political detainees in Sudan.

SolidNet Parties

  1. Communist Party of Albania
  2. Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism- PADS
  3. Communist Party of Australia
  4. Democratic Progressive Tribune, Bahrain
  5. Communist Party of Bangladesh
  6. Communist Party of Belgium
  7. Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB-PVDA)
  8. Communist Party of Brazil
  9. Brazilian Communist Party
  10. Communist Party of Britain
  11. Communist Party of Canada
  12. Communist Party of Chile
  13. Colombian Communist Party
  14. Socialist Worker's Party of Croatia
  15. AKEL, Cyprus
  16. Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
  17. Communist Party in Denmark
  18. Egyptian Communist Party
  19. French Communist Party
  20. German Communist Party
  21. Communist Party of Greece
  22. Hungarian Workers' Party
  23. Communist Party of India
  24. Communist Party of India [Marxist]
  25. Iraqi Communist Party
  26. Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq
  27. Tudeh Party of Iran
  28. Communist Party of Ireland
  29. Workers' Party of Ireland
  30. Communist Party, Italy
  31. Jordanian Communist Party
  32. Lebanese Communist Party
  33. Communist Party of Luxembourg
  34. Communist Party of Malta
  35. Communist Party of Mexico
  36. Popular Socialista APN, Mexico
  37. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  38. Communist Party of Pakistan
  39. Palestinian Peoples Party
  40. Paraguayan Communist Party
  41. Peruan Communist Party
  42. Phillipine Communist Party (PKP-1930)
  43. Communist Party of Poland
  44. Portuguese Communist Party
  45. Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  46. Romanian Socialist Party
  47. New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
  48. Party Communists of Serbia
  49. South African Communist Party
  50. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
  51. Communists of Catalonia
  52. Syrian Communist Party
  53. Communist Party of Swaziland
  54. Communist Party of Sweden
  55. Communist Party of Turkey
  56. Communist Party of Ukraine
  57. Communist Party USA
  58. Communist Party of Venezuela

Other Parties

  1. Galizan People’s Union (UPG)
  2. Communist Party of South Sudan

Sudanese demo 6 April 2019