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Sudanese youth group call for fresh protests on March 21

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February 28, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – A Sudanese organization called ’Youth for Change’ has called for demonstrations in all parts of Sudan on March 21 in a new bid to bring about a mass uprising similar to the ones in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.

The group’s spokesperson Magdi Okasha said that their ultimate goal is to topple the Khartoum regime.

This came as opposition parties launched a fierce attack on the Sudanese government and vowed to push for change by mobilizing their supporetrs to take to the streets.

Leaders from the opposition parties convened at the headquarters of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) in which they saw a replay of a video showing a female activist recounting her alleged rape by agents from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).

Police and NISS officers cordoned the PCP HQ as families of detainees and opposition supporters lifted banners and shouting anti-government slogans.

The leaders of the opposition parties who form the National Alliance Forces called for the release of PCP leader Hassan Al-Turabi who remains in jail since January with no formal charges being brought against him.

Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) leader Mohamed Ibrahim Nugud expressed solidarity with the PCP "despite past bitterness" in order to work on the issue of freedoms, calling for dispatching a delegation to hold meetings with the revolutionary forces in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt for coordination and exchange of ideas.

The deputy Secretary-General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Yasser Arman, echoed Nugud’s call and voiced rejection of the concept of politically motivated arrests and torture by the NISS.

Arman made a demand for spreading democracy to fight against corruption and tyranny, noting that the Sudanese state "is a failed and outdated one that needs update and renewal".

He further suggested establishing a new capital other Khartoum describing it as the source of the wars waged throughout the Sudan.

For his part, the chairman of the Alliance opposition groups, Farouk Abu Issa, said a commission would be formed that would work on spreading freedom and defending against torture and preventing it, stressing that crimes of torture is punishable without statute of limitations.

Sudanese youth called for anti-government protests which were violently dispersed by security forces starting on January 30. The movement failed to garner mass appeal and dozens of activists remain detained without charge.

Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir has promised to step down at the next election in four years, after 26 years in power. His party took over in a 1989 bloodless coup.

But growing voices of dissent, even from within his ruling party, are calling for more immediate action to prevent the kind of popular uprising that toppled long-serving leaders in Tunisia and Egypt and has spread to other nations including Libya.

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  • 1 March 2011 10:06, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

    North Sudan will be in red flame if it happen. Saif son of Gaddafi said Libya will be full of "Rivers of blood" what about North Sudan? Bashir relied on Youth and how come Youth will be organising protests against NCP- Bashir himself? It will be good for Bashir now to plan for evacuation and seek for possible and viable routes for his personal and properties safety.

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    • 1 March 2011 13:39, by mayom maboung marek

      Youth for change were south Sudan youth lobbying for separation of South Sudan, what on hell again youth for change in North?.

      already said, what they do is very simple, they go on street and demand down! down! Bashier, down! down NCP! then each one will go home, eat and sleep. do you call this a protest?

      when Bashier wake up in fine morning and asks what is going on, they say nothing, but nursery school noise.

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    • 1 March 2011 22:03, by Ito

      This is a good move by the Sudanese youth group. You must take the situation similar to that of Egypt and Tunisia so as to make sure that this oppressive and repressive government of yours is unseated and taken by those who are sympathetic to human cause.

      I appreciate what you are doing, Never give up otherwise you will not be stable again,

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  • 1 March 2011 10:36, by mathem jech amer

    Shut Up so called” Youth for Change"

    You are just coward and have nothing to do in term of demonstration unless you hire youth from Egypt, Libya or Tunisia who are so brave.

    Whenever a police appears in Sudanese demonstrators, they run away and that is the end of demonstration. Now talk of up rise which is impossible to you in Sudan.

    Please hire youth from South Sudan to help you in your uprising, otherwise, you won’t do anything.

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    • 1 March 2011 14:05, by James Umuor M.

      Brave, you are more brave and stupid sudanese nationalist. am sorry to see such writting here that shutup "youth for change" who are you to stop them from protesting and lobbing for their right?
      Dear brother Sadam usen, Egyptian president are gone now Linya and NCP governments are onthe way going than what next?

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      • 1 March 2011 15:34, by chol awek wek

        Dear readers,

        what was title all about? are these guys really serous of generalizing us or using term Sudanese youth instead of North Sudan youth group call for protest?
        Or there may be stupid southern Sudanese youth involved in that plan? I don’t see the reason for south Sudanese youth to involve in that cowardic act by Arab.
        let them carry their own cross.

        thanks

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  • 1 March 2011 20:40, by d.tanga

    down with that asshole.

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    • 1 March 2011 23:26, by monyluakkur

      Are you kidding or it’s true exactly the Khartoum’s youth are intending to do so?

      In fact, this must be the momentous for all youth organizations to stand on their toes to rally a loud for the changes they have believed in it apparently.Yes, it’s clear our country has been at mess since this dictatorship government with its a maladjustment and malfunctional systems,they don’t even have interests in it at all. It should be the youth rights to wake up the sleeping populations, for what they like to happen for the sake of their lives to be useful than they could have a fear to wage any uprising against the brutal government in power reluctantly.Then; that is the case, therefore they must continue their works forward because they want something to happen promptly, as they are planing to let it goes that way they have thought and designed it out tactically.

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