Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sudan Revolts :Watch this uprising

Some Arab rulers or shall I say dictators think that the fact that the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia as well Syria and Libya face ups and down will make them safe from that revolutionary wave taking the world and not only the Arab region thanks to the terrible economy worldwide.

Among these Arab rulers the ICC criminal ruler that was backed by Mubarak’s regime for years Omar El Bashir in Sudan. For fours days now Sudanese students are having an amazing uprising against the government after its announcement that it will adopt austerity measures. So far the protests are concentrated in universities and markets in Khartoum and Omdurman

Several activists have been arrested in Khartoum including women activists  who have been reportedly mistreated. Just today the authorities arrested former presidential candidate and human rights activists Kamil Idris. Among other activists who have been arrested in the past 24 hours in Khartoum vlogger Naglaa Siyad Ahmed and her husband whom were taken earlier today by the National state security. Naglaa Ahmed already was assaulted by security forces last April while covering a funeral of a university student that was killed by those forces. “You can watch here speaking about her arrest and the assault”

Some newspaper have been confiscated as well.

The Sudanese activists are already preparing for big protests next June 30th,2012. There is a political opposition movement already growing in Sudan called “Girifna” { We are fed up} that wants to bring down the National Congress Party “NCP” dictatorship regime seeking freedom , peace and social justice.

Despite it seems to be hard to find images from the protests , citizen journalists began to upload some videos on YouTube.

Here are videos showing the protesters on June 17th, 2012 in the University of Khartoum.

Khartoum : The University of Khartoum protests on June 17th ,2012

Khartoum : The University of Khartoum protests on June 17th ,2012

Here is a video from the protests in University of Khartoum on June 18th, 2012 where security forces fired tear gas grenades and hurled rocks at the protesting students !!

Khartoum : The University of Khartoum protest on June 18th,2012

Here is a video from today’s protests in Downtown Khartoum filmed by my dear friend Salma showing the clashes between the University students “Faculty of Technology” and the security forces.

Khartoum : Students protest

In another part of the city , citizens protested against the government in Al Araby market.

Khartoum : Al Araby market protest

There was a protest in Um Dorman at the HQ of the National Umma Party that was cracked down by security forces.

Um Dorman : National Umma Party protest

I feel sad that these protests are not covered in the Pan Arab media as it should , what is taking place right now is not less serious than what is taking place in Egypt and Syria !!

By the way I am so much disgusted by the mockery of some brothers in the Gulf about the Sudanese uprising. I am so tired from the assumption that these protesters are being agents to the West and Iran , the enemies of the religion who turned the Sudanese against their beloved the government !!

Anyhow the US state department has issued a statement yesterday about the protests denouncing the violent crackdown against protesters.

I do not know what kind of logic is this , Iran and the West at the same time cursing El Assad in your bio !!

Now for real news coverage from Sudan , I recommend you to follow my dear sweet friend Salma El Wardany in Sudan , May God protect her there. You can else follow the hashtag of Sudan Revolts whether in Arabic or English to get the info from Sudan in real time.


  1. There are a number of active youth movements major amongst which is Sudan Change Now Movement
    here is a link to a BBC hosting two Change now members debating #SudanRevolts against a senior government official and NCP leader

  2. There i a number of youth movements active in Sudan. Here is an FAQ document about Sudan Change Now Movement You can watch Sudan Change Now Reps debating on BBC Arabic with a senior government official and NCP leader on at 20 June

  3. Excellent coverage. No its not on the radar of most other news organizations. Sudan is ripe. Dr. Turabi & the other Bashir have caused the deaths of many of their own muslim citizens during their dictatorship.

    Sudanese military has been maintaining a corrupt, vicious hold on power. I don't believe the Iranian dictatorship(Khamenei) cares at all about muslims after they crushed civil protests in 2009 and faked the Presidential election.

  4. In July 2008, the International Criminal Court accused al-Bashir of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.The court issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir in 2009 on counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, but ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him for genocide. However, in 2010, after a lengthy appeal by the prosecution, the Court held that there was indeed sufficient evidence for charges of genocide to be brought and issued a second warrant containing three separate counts. The new warrant, as with the first, was delivered to the Sudanese government, which is unlikely to execute it. The court's decision was opposed by the African Union, League of Arab States, Non-Aligned Movement, and the governments of Russia and the People's Republic of China. Evidence indicated that the Sudanese president had embezzled state funds amounting to US$ 9 billion. This is justified by the International Criminal Court prosecutor who said it has evidence of corruption.


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