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South Kordofan’s MPs resign from Sudan’s parliament

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September 19, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – Three parliamentarians affiliated to the banned opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) have resigned in protest against military escalations in South Kordofan and Blue Nile State.

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Sudan’s army (SAF) has been fighting SPLM-N fighters in the border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile since June and August respectively amid reports of widespread violations of human rights.

The war is pitting SAF against communities who fought alongside the now independent state of South Sudan against the Sudanese government during the country’s second north-south civil war which erupted in 1983 and ended with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005.

In a statement released to the media on Monday, the three members who were elected to Sudan’s parliament from South Kordofan accused the government of committing blatant violations of human rights in Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

The UN accuses Sudan’s army and aligned paramilitary forces of “especially egregious” actions in South Kordofan, saying that if they are substantiated they may amount to “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.”

South Kordofan violence erupted on the heels of disputed legislative and gubernatorial elections whose result was declared in favour of the ruling National Congress Party’s candidate Ahmad Haroun and against the SPLM-N’s candidate Abdul Aziz al-Hilu.

The SPLM-N alleged the vote was rigged and vowed to resist its outcome. The vote also elected four SPLM-N members to Sudan’s national parliament.

The resigned parliamentarians accused the NCP of wriggling out of its commitments to implementing the popular consultations in South Kordofan, a vote stipulated under the CPA in order to gauge local satisfaction with the implementation of the agreement.

The MPs also criticised the “illegal manner” in which the government banned the SPLM-N as well as the government’s blockade of humanitarian aid to the victims of South Kordofan’s conflict.

According to the MP’s, the war in South Kordofan had so far led to the killing of 2,132 people and displacement of more than 450,000.

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  • 20 September 2011 09:59, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    Three MPs who resign from sudan parliament they took the right direction,how will it be again to unite the Nuba tribe with North arab Ethnic? by killing 2145 within three months and displacing over 450,000 is not something very simple.
    Ineed it will be, for the Arabs is an easy thing but how can it be again to let south Kordofan and south blue be togather with someone who killed most of its citizen? God Knows.But my words to these two states fight for the independent of your people,south sudanese are after you.

    OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 20 September 2011 10:07, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

      It is good decision because, the Party is banned,War declared in your constituencies and area you come from and 2,145 plus uncounted killed so far and displaced 450,000 people.

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      • 20 September 2011 10:17, by Biden Osire

        This a clear show/sign by the Jalaba-Arabs that despite you being part of North Sudan by accident will not survive their brutality till end of NCP But my special advice is just declare your territory part of South Sudan republic that will mark end of everything..the decision and choice is in your hands MPs now..

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    • 20 September 2011 12:01, by Junub sudan

      Bravo MP shown Bashir that those who are been kill by bashir they are people who voted for you during April 2010 .
      iwish all South Kordafan MPS should resign all from Bashir Government.the same to South Blue Nile to thesame to bashir of putting your their resignation Letters too.

      my thanks Gose to those MPS who have take that steps.

      God South Kordafan and South Blue Nile
      SK Oyee
      SBN Oyee .we will support you people here in the South .

      by Junub Sudan Liberator

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  • 20 September 2011 14:07, by Ustaz Diing Wek

    Dear friends,
    The decision of the three Mps from South Kordofan is a welcome development.They are true representatives of the people of South Kordofan.They have realized that their membership in the Sudan National Assembly would have no meaning while their constituents were being murdered day in and day out by the brutal SAF and its paramilitary groups such as Popular Defense Forces,Jangaweed and the Mujahdeen.The government in South Kordofan State is led by an ICC indictee Molana Ahmed Harun supported by the criminal President Field Marshal Omer Hassan Ahmed el-Bashir.How would one expect criminals to behave good both politically and morally? After all they are fully aware that they will not and can get off the hooks of the International Criminal Court.Even a dead man can still stand trial.There is an escape for justice.
    Bravo SPLM-N MPs for leaving a human slaughtering house.
    I hope other colleagues of yours in National and State assemblies will emulate you.

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  • 20 September 2011 14:37, by Konan

    To All Jungle bred,

    Mind your own business and stop meddling in our internal affairs. I wonder why some of you until now couldn’t get it !!! we were not united and will never reunite. The people of Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur are not your brothers any more. They belong to Sudan not South Sudan. Really you force us to hate this name (Sudan) although its Arabic name. Why don’t you chose any African name or local name? H.E. the Vice President, Ali Osman Taha is a hero and will remain a hero whether you like it or not, we do not care. Damn you ugly mean creatures and your primitive devastated so called South Sudan.

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    • 20 September 2011 14:48, by Konan

      Good for us SPLM’s shit is cleaning itself.

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    • 20 September 2011 23:31, by Wen De David Kuol

      Konan!!! !

      Your Cow so called Bashir is assume Dead, Isallah You trading on dangerous ground as Bashir lost legitimacy on International face!!!!
      Massive human right abuse and killing of innocent Civilians who elect the MP into the Parliament are being Mums, Tortured, massacre and rape under religious intolerance, blatant racism and warmongering, besides the geographical proximity clause., this will led Khartoum into International confrontations and justification War as crime mounted on Civilian who have no hands in rebellion and denied access to humanitarian assistance, I think International community’s must come on board.

      SPLM-N MPs must resign from the militarily Parliament and join Abdel Azizi to Protect teir people who vote for them to corrupt Government. Respect your people views and defend their rights even if it matter of Death and life. North Sudan problem is our Problem because we share the Border and Resources. Khartuom can not dpo without Citizens from Nubia and Blue Nile. Killing Civilians like what happen in Darfur wouldn’t be compromise this time..................

      South Sudan shall not be in War with North even if you refuse in Abyei intentioanlly, we shall use all Mobilization to achieve our support on Abyei.

      Davis,

      Lopot

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    • 21 September 2011 03:31, by Marco A. Wek

      Well let me tell you Konan or Koran of Devil, you and your dirty types are the ones sticking your dirty noses in South Sudan affairs.

      Your types are the most hated elements in the world. Konan, what is hateful than terrorists and terror worshipers?

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    • 21 September 2011 14:47, by Ustaz Diing Wek

      Dear Friend,
      The split of the Sudan into two countries is not on social grounds but on political grounds.I hope your understanding of the two terms is accurate.We in the South can not keep quiet while our African brothers and sisters are being slaughtered in South Kordofan,Blue Nile and Darfur.
      I quite agree with your argument that we are South Sudanese and you are North Sudanese.But I don’t agree with you on saying that what is happening in those areas is an internal affair.We are much concerned because all the countires of the world are members of the community of nations-The UN hence making us morally obliged to speak against any injustice or war against other human beings.Remember that Human Rights are universal and must be universally protected.I urge you to stop your igorant comments on this topic.
      It seems you are eating the blood of your own people.Never shall we stop crticizing the government in Khartoum for waging the unjust war against the black Africans even though you have been Arabized in your thinking and attitudes.The three Mps who have quit the National Assembly in protest to the killings in South Kordofan are are true victors of the war.

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  • 20 September 2011 23:19, by James Maker Akok

    MPs, you are right to support your people. Thank you for that.

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