U.S. Embassy Statement on Protests in Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan – The United States Embassy in Sudan is deeply concerned by the continued arrests
and detentions of hundreds of political leaders, activists and ordinary citizens, many of whom are being
held in inhumane and degrading conditions, and without access to lawyers or family.

The United States believes in every Sudanese’s right to enjoy fundamental freedoms, including the rights
to peacefully assemble without recrimination. The United States remains committed to working with
Sudan for progress on a range of issues, to include protecting human rights and freedoms for all Sudanese,
in support of a peaceful and democratic Sudan.