Amplifying Sudanese Voices

This week Sudanese voices were amplified around the world and in the halls of power to raise awareness about the recent atrocities committed against nonviolent democratic protesters throughout Sudan.

On June 11th, AMEL President Mohamed Abubakr was interviewed on Turkish television channel TRT World together with political activist Ahmed Muglad, and on the opposing side Albashir's confidant and Former Senior Advisor for Ministry of Information, Rabie Abdel Atti.

Among other media highlights, on June 13th, Sudanese freelance journalist Reem Abbas published an op-ed in the Washington Post about the attacks on protesters and how the people of Sudan are coming together in response to the violence, and on June 12th, Sudanese activist Wafa May Elamin joined Pod Save the World to discuss the crackdown on protesters. Last month AMEL Advisors Larry Diamond and Anne Pence and AMEL President Mohamed Abubakr co-authored “Sudan on the Cusp of Democratic Change” in the American Interest.

Sudanese voices were also brought to Capitol Hill through the “Protecting Freedom and Democracy in a Transitioning Sudan” briefing hosted by the Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus on June 13th. The bipartisan event featured remarks by Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Rep. Dan Kildee, Mansour Al-Hadj (Middle East Media and Research Institute) and Dr. Ashraf Abu Affan (Civil Forces Assembly and Sudanese American Physicians Association).

Protests have also taken place in Washington DC and across the United States and the globe, and awareness campaigns are going viral across social media platforms.