National Human Rights Group Foil Attempts to Place Sudan under Item Four

Khartoum – President of the National Human Rights Group, Ibrahim Abdul-Halim, said the attendees who participated in 27th session of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council managed to draw the international community’s attention to the negative impact of the US sanctions on Sudan.

“Sudan has been harmed economically, politically and socially by the economic sanctions imposed by the US,” Abdul-Halim said, adding that the sanctions have affected the entire development process in Sudan.

He said the group succeeded in blocking attempts to put Sudan under item four.

Abdul-Halim, who was speaking at a press conference yesterday at SUNA, underlined the importance of benefiting from placing Sudan under item ten and to get ready for next year’s session.

He said Sudan won the most important decision which is the appointment of a special rapporteur for unilateral sanctions, describing it as significant development.

“If the state and civil society groups step-up efforts they will succeed in getting Sudan out of unilateral sanctions as quickly,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Culture and Information Committee of the National Assembly, Afaf Tawer, described participation in such international forums as necessary, adding that Sudan should make its presence known in all international forums to reflect the reality of the situation in the country.

She called on the international community and civil society organisations to attend all international forums to raise the country’s issues.

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