Washington, DC, July 10, 2017 (SSNA) — The Trump administration faces a July 12 deadline to make a decision on whether to terminate the longstanding comprehensive sanctions on Sudan, a process that began during the last days of the Obama administration.
John Prendergast, Founding Director at the Enough Project, said: “The Trump administration should not permanently remove comprehensive sanctions on Sudan. The Sudanese regime, a designated state sponsor of terrorism whose head of state is wanted for genocide, continues to support brutal militias that destabilize Darfur. It continues to obstruct humanitarian access while more than a million people urgently need food and life-saving aid and continues its relentless attacks on religious freedoms including demolition of churches and denial of freedom of worship. That is not the description of a good partner or one that is honoring its commitments to the United States, or its responsibilities to its own people.”
Read Enough Project’s Recent Reports on Sudan:
- The July Deadline Won’t Work: Why the U.S. needs to delay the decision on Sudan sanctions (June 2017)
- The Missing Track: The case for a new policy framework between the United States and Sudan (June 2017)
- Sudan’s Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan’s Wealth, and How to Respond (by Enough Team) (April 2017)
- Border Control from Hell: How the EU’s migration partnership legitimizes Sudan’s “militia state” (by Suliman Baldo) (April 2017)
- Khartoum’s Economic Achilles’ Heel: The intersection of war, profit, and greed (by Suliman Baldo) (August 2016)
In a TIME op-ed last week, George Clooney and John Prendergast, co-founders of the The Sentry, called out powerhouse D.C. lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs for representing the Sudanese government in its campaign to lift U.S. sanctions on Sudan. Read the op-ed here.
About THE ENOUGH PROJECT: The Enough Project supports peace and an end to mass atrocities in Africa’s deadliest conflict zones. Together with its investigative initiative The Sentry, Enough counters armed groups, violent kleptocratic regimes, and their commercial partners that are sustained and enriched by corruption, criminal activity, and the trafficking of natural resources. By helping to create consequences for the major perpetrators and facilitators of atrocities and corruption, Enough seeks to build leverage in support of peace and good governance. Enough conducts research in conflict zones, engages governments and the private sector on potential policy solutions, and mobilizes public campaigns focused on peace, human rights, and breaking the links between war and illicit profit. Learn more – and join us – at www.EnoughProject.org.