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EU says Sudan military council bears responsibility for bloody attack

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June 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The European Union Monday said the ruling Military Transitional Council (TMC) bears the responsibility for the bloody violence on protesters and warned that it would only support Sudan when a civilian-led government is formed.

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bodies of some people killed by the RSF militiamen on the sit-in area at a hospital in Khartoum on 3 June 2019 (ST photo)

Last Thursday, TMC Spokesperson Shams al-Din Kabbashi admitted the killing of over 100 protesters was committed by army officers who acted against the instructions of the military leadership as they had been ordered to only "clean" another area not far from the sit-in area.

Also, a military investigation committee confirmed that the d that a number of army officers of various ranks were responsible for the attack.

In a statement released on Monday, the Council of the European Union "firmly" condemned the attack of 3 June.

"It is clear that the responsibility lies with the Transitional Military Council (TMC) as the authority in charge of protecting the population," stressed the Council.

The statement further called to investigate in an independent and transparent manner all human rights violations and abuses committed during the attack.

The opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) suspended negotiation over transitional period structures with the military council and declared general strike after what it termed as a "massacre of peaceful protesters".

However, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has successfully convinced the stakeholders to resume discussions.

Also, the opposition coalition suspended a general strike as a confidence-building measure and the TMC released the political detainees. Nonetheless, the latter refused to lift the internet blackout and withdraw the militiamen deployed in the residential areas in Khartoum.

On the other hand, the Council underscored its support for the African Union decision to suspend Sudan’s membership in the regional organisation until the power handover to a civilian-led authority.

"A civilian-led transitional authority is the only partner with which EU-Sudan relations can be normalised," said the European Union.

"When Sudan embarks on a transition to civilian rule, the EU looks forward to supporting the country in tackling the social, economic and political challenges and implementing the necessary reforms, and will provide assistance accordingly," added the statement.

(ST)

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  • 18 June 06:57, by Pakuai

    That the EU will only help a civilian government in North Sudan? My arse. What help did the EU gave Libya, Central Africa republic (CAR), Gambia and Zimbabwe after they regime change those governments? Back to the EU backyard, Ukraine, what did the EU did? Absolutely nothing, but to divide Ukraine people amongst themselves. Crimea has gone to Russia federations and Eastern Ukraine is going to follow suit. Russia federations was being relentlessly encroached upon by the NATO war hawks and now their dirty game had badly exploded on the creeps evil faces>>>

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    • 18 June 07:08, by Pakuai

      The real problem here in Africa is a sheer stupidity otherwise the criminals in Europe and shouldn’t be lecturing anyone again in the 21st century about anything. Many African criminals who even consider themselves African leaders have turned out to be ’Europeans, the Americans and gulf Arab states’ busybodies or agents to impose their interests over other countries the Europeans, the US and gulf Arab states have interests in. And these Europeans, the US and gulf Arab states puppets/stooges are our Riek Machar, Thabo Mbeki and other bunch of losers dressed in their *African and regional integration* piece of crap.>>>

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      • 18 June 07:20, by Pakuai

        When Libya was bombed by the US, the UK and France as mercenaries and were paid by the gulf Arab states, the African countries or the AU cowered like goats being led into the Nile. But when it comes to South Sudan small issues then every piece of trash here in our IGAD and the AU would want to be anyone over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. Now the same EU, the US and the gulf Arab states’ puppets/stooges have ’shifted’ their focus to North Sudan Sudan is where their Europeans, the Americans and their gulf Arab states paymasters want them to be at the front and the EU, the US and gulf Arab states behind the scenes>>>

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        • 18 June 07:29, by Pakuai

          Pathetic indeed. a South African criminal, Mr. Thabo Mbeki whom his ancestors let Dutch and English people took over his country has been employed by the criminals in the US, the UK and their gulf Arab paymasters to convince the South Sudanese Ngok Dinkas/Jiengs of Abyei and two states of Southern Khardupan and Southern blue Nile to welcome Arabs, white people, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) or Bantuses into our country just like the losers did in their country. The criminalust be very careful>>>>

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          • 18 June 07:40, by Pakuai

            I mean the criminal must be very careful. Our ancestors wrongly welcomed the Arabs into our country ages eons ago. And now it has becomes our biggest nightmare to push these vermin back to Yemen and Saudi Arabia and some of their lslamic pilgrims to West Africa and Northern Nigeria. Even some Northern Nigeria *Fulanis/Falatas* who brought to work in Central Sudan’s ’Gezira irrigation schemes’ as ’slaves to produce sugarcane for British in early 20th century just don’t want to take their arses back to Northern Nigeria>>>

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            • 18 June 07:55, by Pakuai

              Our bunch of PhD doctors like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol and other foreign puppets/stooges who sold the souls to ’illuminati, Ashoka secret society, the Trialateral commission (TC), the commission of foreign relations (CFR) or US states department creeps and their Rothchilds, Rockefeller, their house of Sauds and their subsidiary families and their UN who pay these puppets/stooges to destabilized other people countries and their people manly to usher in their so-called UN ONE WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT by STEALTH and INTRIGUES, but the criminals are playing with fire.>>>>

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              • 18 June 08:07, by Pakuai

                We have informed our creeps that here in the Sudan, our great, great, great, great grandfathers, our fathers and our own selves fought the Arab ’encroachments’ all our lives. And any evil who dare bring these vermin or white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) or some of their Bantus creeps. We keep informing our lowly informed South Sudanese losers that their White Americans, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs don’t give a damn about them>>>>

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                • 18 June 09:08, by Pakuai

                  But the evils are just after our resources, lands, our Nile waters and of course, to always use our ’front lines or Geopolitical chess game/football’ to achieve their so-called Geopolitical interests. During our war of independence in 1980th-1991th. Our SPLM/A ’marched to Khartoum, North Sudan was thawrted by the evils in the ’US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israel) and some of their creeps in between in 1991 with their Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe and Joseph Oduho coup de Tet on a ’filmsy accusations’ that the SPLM/A was undemocratic and pro unity with North Sudan>>>

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                  • 18 June 09:20, by Pakuai

                    Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe and other rebellion against the SPLM/A and turned out to be ’more in democratic than the SPLM/A. The Dinkas/Jiengs who were in Riek Machar zone of deployment were all killed. Here in greater Bor, Mr. Riek Machar unleashed his marauding Nuers to come and destroy Bor when the Bor young men were on the ’seech of Juba’ to capture it. And the seech of Juba was aborted to look to tackle the SPLA March to Khartoum. Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol and other traitors went and signed bogas>>>

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                    • 18 June 09:31, by Pakuai

                      so-called "Khartoum peace agreement (KPA) in 1997 with our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, a peace deal Mr. Omar Hassan El Bashir and his leautenants ’torn up and tossed it into traitors treasonous faces and told to get fuck’ Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol and other bunch of traitors came back like to mother SPLM/A in 2002 humiliated and were welcomed and given their high positions. And these was precisely because the South Sudanese people believe, with unity of South Sudanese people, they can move mountains>>>>

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                      • 18 June 09:46, by Pakuai

                        But Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe and their new recruits staged another coup the de tat on the 15/12/2013 on the directives of the US, the UK, the UN and some of creeps in between who covet our country to death. In 2016, Mr. Riek Machar and his foreign puppets/stooges brazenly took another attempt to take power by force and was moved to Khartoum from DR Congo jungle and to South Africa. And now, the traitors are back in Khartoum, North Sudan and they are being used by their foreign masters as their *blackmails and bargaining cards* over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people to achieve their interest dirty and evil interests>>>

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                        • 18 June 10:00, by Pakuai

                          Our South Sudanese losers who follow these South Sudanese foreign puppets/stooges have been plainly informed and told to stop. Worshipping the foreign puppets/stooges and everything the evils stood for. But our lowly informed losers are heeding our warnings. Mr. Salva Kiir and his bunch of lowly informed advisors are parts of all these intrigues. Why was Mr. Riek Machar allowed to leave Juba, in 2016 after his balls carried him away for the ’third time’ to take power by force? >>>

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                          • 18 June 10:11, by Pakuai

                            We keep informing our our lowly informed South Sudanese fools. That the evils in the *US, the UK, the UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states paymasters and their creepy allies in between always ’used South Sudan and the South Sudanese people’ as their *benchmarks to set up their policies in their own Countries’. There are hungry people in Kenya, Uganda, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Central Africa republic (CAR), DR Congo, Northern Nigeria, Darfur, Somalia and other countries; but the evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps in don’t always talk about these other countries hungry people>>>>

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                            • 18 June 10:20, by Pakuai

                              But South Sudanese hungry people are what these vermin always used as bargaining begging bowls around the world for their own livelihoods and then come and throw a few crumps after they have used what they had begged in the names of hungry South Sudanese people, Really. These days our South Sudanese fools, 7 millions South Sudanese are considered to be facing ’famine’. People have to be honest themselves fellows, the evils love affair with our country and our people has gone too far. And the evils are going to be bombed out of our country and over our people, once and for all, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

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                              • 18 June 10:30, by Pakuai

                                We have a lot of cattle here in South Sudan than Uganda, Kenya, parts of Abesh (so-called ethiopia) combined, the evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states and some of their creeps here in our own region and even our African union criminals. We have informed our fools and losers to let us ’round up’ everything that is *connected to evil white Americans, English people, cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, evil juus (so-called israelis), Abesh (so-called ethiopians), some of their Bantuses, UN-UNIMISS troops and their gulf Arab states financiers>>>>

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                                • 18 June 10:44, by Pakuai

                                  And get away with it. These vermin will never leave our country and our without blood fool. The evils are desperate for a war in our country and over our people. But the evils are going to the war they are shopping for with a bucket full of it. Who would want these vermin in our country fellows? Not even one fools. The evils in the devil infested lsland of England, their evil juus (so-called israelis), gulf Arab states paymasters, white Americans, Indians and some of their creeps in between believe in *magic and magicians*>>>>>

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                                  • 18 June 11:02, by Pakuai

                                    And *magic* Mr. Riek Machar *went and studied* in university of Bradford in the devil infested lsland of England. Our South Sudanese fools. We are back fools. Those South Sudanese fools do not know that they are considered by their *uncles and allies* like their *indigenous Americans, Canadians, South Americans, Australians or New Zealand or their Bantus sea in Southern Africa, Kenya or West Africa worship Europeans, Arabs and their evil juus (so-called israelis) and the UN and the NGOs>>>>

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                                    • 18 June 11:14, by Pakuai

                                      Our South Sudanese fools, l am the one who will help bomb our *cloned arab North Sudan and Eastern Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and kl every cloned arabs of North Sudanese, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and give the *Eastern Jerusalem to Palestinians people*. Our South Sudanese fools. lslam is not *religion’ never has and will never ever will* "lslam was created by a ’Jewish woman’ in *Saudi Arabia in 19630th* when ’she *coached Mohammed to copy cat* everything in the ’Old Testament and tweaked in his own Arabs intrigues’ into *Quran* and called it a god book!!!??>>>>

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                                      • 18 June 11:26, by Pakuai

                                        We keep informing our South Sudanese fools that if *lslam was a religion* then the ’Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan and their allies’ *would have been the first people to be Muslims* than and rubbish in the world. Our ancestors bloody nosed these vermins in today’s ’Southern Egypt’ the *Mohammed ians went and *conquered Northern Egypt*, Libya, Tunisia, Elgeria, Morocco, parts of Spain, Malta and Italy and came back to Southern Egypt to try their luck again, but they were killed pretty badly than before. They (Mohammedians)>>>

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                                        • 18 June 11:39, by Pakuai

                                          ran back to Northern Egypt and came back to ’Southern Egypt with their tails behind their legs and asked for *peace (Salam and trade*. Many of their *West Africans* they went and made Muslims through *Morocco, Elgeria, Tunisia and Libya* and were told that their *new found religion* lslam required *the Muslims to go to Saudi Arabia* and that is how the many creeps of West Africans creeps manage to creeps into our country, fellows. Game is over, the owners have taken back their country. The US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, their evil juus (so-called israelis)>>>>

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                                          • 18 June 11:52, by Pakuai

                                            English people, Boko Haram, Muslim brotherhood, El Qada, Jesh Elslam, El Nustra, El Shabab, then so-called "free Libyan army) and then (so-called free Syrian army), the US and their so-called evil juus (so-called israel) attack dogs and Riek Machar so-called *SPLM/A-IO* are not the *agents of these vermins*. Fellows, in *Mr. Riek Machar* after his aimless armed rebellions took over him in 2013, came here to my home state of Jonglei after his coup to take power in Juba was crushed>>>

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