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Defiant Bashir slams “bandits” & “traitors” who planned recent protests

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October 9, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, has accused those whom he called bandits, traitors and saboteurs of orchestrating the recent protests in collaboration with the “hostile media” in order to topple the regime.

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Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir (ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Late last month, violent clashes erupted between the demonstrators and security forces in different parts of the Sudan following the government’s decision to remove fuel subsidies leading to at least 70 deaths according to official figures and more than a 200 according to human rights organizations, activists, and opposition.

Sudanese authorities said they arrested 700 in connection with the riots and denied using live ammunition against protesters. They accused outside elements of firing at the demonstrators, namely rebels from Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF).

Bashir further scoffed at those whom he described as “frail” and said that they got ready to take over power following the regime’s demise, accusing them of using “infiltrators” and “thieves” to carry out their plan which failed "by the grace of Allah (God)" and the “men” of Khartoum.

The Sudanese president , who was addressing a public rally in Gedaref state in eastern Sudan on Wednesday, said that his government wouldn’t back down from implementing the austerity measures.

He pointed that they explained to the Sudanese people the reasons behind lifting fuel subsidies, announcing that an economic conference will be held in November.

Bashir added that his government faced a lot of difficulties, pointing that he challenged the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) arrest warrant against him and travelled to several countries around the world, saying that his visa application for the US embassy was the biggest challenge to America.

“We were serious and when we challenged them they refused to issue me a visa”, he said.

Last month, Bashir applied for a visa to travel to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meetings.

The move by Bashir to seek entry drew rebuke by US officials who called on him to answer charges first at the International Criminal Court (ICC), which indicted him in 2009 and 2010 on ten counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in connection with the decade-long conflict in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.

The Sudanese president, who was addressing the celebration of changing the course of the Blue Nile for building the Upper Atbara and Setait dams, stressed that development projects would continue despite of the enemies’ attempts to prevent foreign aid and external finance.

“Allah supported us with finance from the Arab countries and China because Allah provides livelihood”, he said

He gave the signal for changing the course of the river and signed the contract for the dam which will offer storage capacity of 150,000 cubic meter of water for Gedaref state, saying that the project will provide permanent irrigation for 800,000 acres of land.

He said that the project would increase power generation and water supply for millions of people as well as agricultural projects.

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  • 10 October 2013 07:19, by Observer

    Why would rebels fire at protestors- the very people they were supporting?
    Bashir is deluded and trying to blame everyone but himself and his government.
    The people are no longer interested in listening to his lies and delusions.
    It is interesting that Gaddafi, Mubarak, ben Ali etc all said the same things - look what happened to them

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    • 10 October 2013 07:38, by zulu

      this is the same stand of el Bashat of Syria, naming the rebels as terrorist who used wmd against its own people.

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    • 10 October 2013 08:28, by sudani ana

      The racist SPLM-N is made up of mostly Nuba tribe. The whole SRF is based along racial lines. They have in tha past killed many Sudanese civilians even from Nuba and Darfuri tribes who disagreed with them. I have no doubt that most of the people killed in Khartoum were killed by SRF sleeping cells to cause an uprising in the country.

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      • 10 October 2013 08:35, by sudani ana

        The SRF is a terrorist organisation who has previously murdered civilians mercilessly in Abu Kershola and Om Ruaba. The Sudanese people know the agenda of these traitors very well that’s why we would not rise against our current government. We would rather be ruled by Satan himself than have those racist rebels enter Khartoum.

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        • 10 October 2013 12:56, by South South

          Sudani ana,
          You shut up terrorist and racist fake Arab. Do you think you cab get away with your stupid Islamic agenda in Sudan, son of Mohammed.

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      • 10 October 2013 10:58, by Logic

        Sudani ana... its you and your internet warrior comrades (N. Sudanese, Dirty Jalabia, Master & Soldier) that are the epitome of racism. You fake wana-be-Arabs are a curse to the progress of Sudan. The SRF is the antidote for racism, eventually SRF goals will be realized even if further breaking up N.Sudan. RETARDS.

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      • 10 October 2013 11:04, by Logic

        Its well documented that the SRF did not harm civilians during their invasion of Um-Ruwaba & Abu Korshola. The NCP regime arrested their own journalists for reporting this, the PUSSY-CAT SAF air-force bombed civilian installations and blamed the SRF. You being an NCP propagandist will not deter the truth from surfacing.

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      • 10 October 2013 11:09, by Logic

        The reason why you didn’t protest is because you’re an NCP affiliate by blood or political orientation you retarded bigot. The NCP militia didn’t hesitate to murder their own brothers & sisters in the name of self interest and as usual blame it on the SRF. One minute SRF is no threat and suddenly they’re killing people all over the country, get it together you racist fools.

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    • 10 October 2013 08:59, by Big Boy

      Who will catch him? those who are in khartoum they are cowadis they can’t sentence him.as i told you they will not continue protests in khartoum as now the protest has stop they don’t want die...

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  • 10 October 2013 10:26, by Jalaby

    I was 100% sure that Bashir will take the opportunity of that occasion and slam the protesters with his rubbish words as usual, I turned off my TV yesterday while he was saying these disgusting words, I fed up with this man!
    He becomes a good subject for irony,Saudi Arabia refused to allow him passing their airspace and Americans refused to grant him a visa to attend

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    • 10 October 2013 10:31, by Jalaby

      the UN conference in NY, Sudan is living in a semi isolated situation and has no real close friends!
      He divided the country for free and ignited the conflict in BN & Darfour and now protecting authority thieves around him; ironically, all that happened under the name of "Civilizational Project"!

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    • 10 October 2013 12:57, by South South

      Welcome Jalaby, you talk like a man here. Good news at least for me.

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      • 10 October 2013 16:33, by sudani ana

        Jalaby
        When this idiot South South says welcome and describes you as a real man, you should know straight away that you’re saying the wrong thing.

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        • 10 October 2013 16:55, by dude

          Bashir Government in Sudan Got its hand on the Bombing of Kenya WestGate Mall. There was one Sudanes man involved in the attack. He was a sharp Shooter. He killed 35 people by himself and he was sent by The president of Sudan to kill Kenyans so that the South Sudan Oil Pipeline cannot pass through Kenya. The Sudan government is a terrorist organization. The African Union should bring Bashir to juc

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