58 Human rights networks, coalitions and organizations in 13 Arab countries condemn the massacre of the military junta in Khartoum

And demands the international community for not recognize  the military coup and for the protection of civilians

The signatories of this statement condemn the use of armed force in the peaceful sit-in by the military junta on Monday morning in the capital Khartoum which resulted, according to the information available and not final, the death of more than 30 martyrs and a number of 559 wounded peaceful protesters. Furthermore, 120 protesters have been arrested in the northern section of Khartoum and a number of martyrs’ bodies have been dumped in the river Nile. 

The signatories affirm that the military junta is fully responsible for this illegal act, considering this action as a criminal and condemnable act against the people and their legitimate aspirations for freedom, peace and justice. It violates all international laws and conventions and constitutes a flagrant violation of the right to life and a flagrant violation of the right of peoples to express themselves. 

Expressing its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes for the speedy recovery of the wounded. In addition to that they demand that the military coup council, which seized power by armed force on 11 April, hand over power to a civilian-led transitional authority and put an immediate end to attempts to procrastinate, deceive the people and the international community. The people and the adoption of decisions and actions are not of his powers, in addition to weave foreign relations without the legitimate legitimization of the people. It is worth noting that the army’s mission, an absolute army, is limited to protecting the people and defending the country’s borders including the exceptional times in which the army favors the demands of the people.

They also strongly condemn the campaign of arbitrary arrests, which are carried out widely against the citizens of the protestors, and are concerned about their fate, and information is received confirming the arrest of the wounded in the sit-in and preventing them from being treated in hospitals.

The signatories demand that the military junta should respond to the legitimate demands of the Sudanese people to hand over the transitional authority to a civilian leadership and appeal to the African Union, the European Union, the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and all international human rights organizations and bodies to protect civilians and not recognize the rape of the coup in Sudan. They also call on the Human Rights Council to establish an international commission of inquiry to investigate the excessive use of force exercised by the Bashir regime and its generals since the start of the Sudanese people’s peaceful movement on December 19, 2018 and to bring those responsible before Sudanese and / or international justice.

Finally, as human rights defenders, they show their full support to the Sudanese for exercising their right to use all forms of peaceful protest against marches, sit-ins, strikes and civil disobedience to express their legitimate and just demands for freedom, peace and justice.


  • Amman Center for Human Rights(ACHRS)
  • Maghreb Coordination of Human Rights Organizations (include 22 organization from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania) 
  • Moroccan Association for Human Rights
  • Arab Women Organization of Jordan – AWO
  • Arab Women Media Center / Jordan
  • Society for Jordanian Jurist 
  • Amman Forum Society for Human Rights(AFSHR)
  • The Union of Jordanian Independent Trade Unions
  • Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture / Lebanon
  • Yemen Organization for the Defense of Democratic Rights and Freedoms
  • Damascus Center for the Study of Civil and Political Rights
  • The Libyan Society for Human Rights and Scientific Research / Libya
  • Arab Commission for Human Rights / Paris
  • Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights/Palestine
  • Iraqi Coalition of human rights organizations in Iraq (include 54 organizations) 
  • The Jordanian Network for Human Rights (include 10 organizations) 
  • Human Rights and Democracy Media Center “SHAMS” / Palestine 
  • Iraqi League for Human Rights Training Association
  • International Center for Supporting Rights and Freedoms/Swiserland 
  • Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights
  • Bahrain Forum for Human Rights
  • Salam Organization for Democracy and Human Rights
  • Algerian League for Defense Human Rights
  • International Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in the Middle East and the Arab World / Mauritania
  • Mauritanian Society for Promoting Human Rights
  • Jordan Network for Human Rights 
  • Arab Network for Human Rights Trainers
  • Arab Coalitions against the Death Penalty
  • Jordan Coalition against the Death Penalty  
  • Tunisian Association for Press Freedom
  • Middle East Foundation for Development and Human Rights / Yemen
  • National Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking / Yemen
  • Adalah for Human Rights / Yemen
  • Yemeni Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  • Civil Coalition of Independent Yemeni Community Organizations
  • Arab Sisters Organization for Human Rights / Yemen
  • Legal Center for Rights and Development / Yemen
  • Women’s Foundation for Human Development / Yemen
  • Transparency Foundation for Human Rights / Yemen
  • Al-Masar Cultural Cultural Foundation / Yemen
  • Lawyers for Justice / Yemen
  • Center for Civil and Political Rights of Yemen
  • Arab Committee for the Defense of Freedom of Opinion and Expression/ Syria
  • The Syrian Women’s Alliance for Security Council Resolution 1325 in Syria (led by 29 women, comprising 87 human rights organizations and women’s rights advocates(
  • Syrian National Network for Civil Peace and Community Safety
  • National Coordination for the Defense of Missing Persons in Syria
  • Syrian Leque of Jurists for Transitional Justice and Rule of Law
  • Syrian Women’s Association for Studies and Training in Human Rights
  • Syrian Women’s Foundation for Transitional Justice
  • The Syrian Committee for Transitional Justice and the fairness of the victims
  • Syrian Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture
  • Syrian Association for the Defense of Workers’ Rights
  • Women’s Rally for Peace and Democracy in Syria
  • The Coalition of Human Rights Groups to Stop the Aggression, Lift the Siege, and Build the Peace in Yemen
  • Public Aid Organization /PAO / Iraq 
  • Freedom of Information and Expression Organization / Morocco
  • Moroccan Association of Progressive Women (AMFP)
  • Bahrain Society for Human Rights