A group of Sudanese activists to sue Security Forces & Janjaweed Militia over the killings in Central Khartoum
A group of Sudanese activists have engaged the services of lawyers in Belgium, France and Switzerland to file a petition to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor office demanding an investigation of the June 3rd killings in Central Khartoum.
RICHMOND, Va. - July 13, 2019 - PRLog -- The activists under the umbrella of "Sudanese American Coalition for Democracy in Sudan" stated in statement that "In an effort to ensure justice is not compromised for those who have been crushed in the June 3rd massacre and to make sure their sacrifices not used as a bargaining chip in any political settlement, the European team of attorneys was tasked to file a communication brief with the 'International Criminal Court – Prosecutor" office to investigate the indiscriminate killings and rapes that were committed by the Security Forces and the Janjaweed militia".
The statement went on to say - "Amid Sudan's ongoing political instability and based on the legal assessment of the current justice system in the country, we strongly believe that the ICC is the most suitable entity - more than any other national or international body - to oversee the investigations of these crimes. Equipped with a broad mandate and extensive experience in investigating and prosecuting similar crimes, the ICC is more prepared than the African Court of Human and People's Rights to lead and oversee these criminal investigations"
Hardened by a fresh list of evidence including visuals and testimonies, the filed petition included corroborative evidence tending to directly connect all the Generals in the Transitional Military Council to the crimes that have been committed on June 3rd and the subsequent killings that have occurred in the period between June 4th and June 30th. "The evidence shows them as the individuals who have deliberately planned, orchestrated and ordered the indiscriminate killings and the sexual assaults against the unarmed civilians." The statement added
The Sudanese activists also stated that an assessment is currently underway to evaluate additional legal actions - through the European court system - against all the members of the Military Council "as individuals"
To contact the group – admin@sudandemocracy. org
Sudanese American Coalition for Democracy in Sudan