- Anti-government demonstrations in Sudan have resulted in violence
- The Plymouth Sudanese community visited Luke Pollard MP’s office to discuss the human rights issue
- Plymouth MP promised to get in touch with the Foreign Secretary on their behalf
Luke Pollard MP wants to publicly address the human rights violations occurring in Sudan and the concerns of his constituents. The anti-government demonstrations in Sudan have led to violence and national unrest. The protests began in December as a result of corruption, poor economic performance, and government brutality.
As a result of these protests, President Omar al-Bashir has resigned his leadership position and left power with his deputy Ahmed Harun. The changing political climate in Sudan has led to uncertainty and anxiety regarding the government. The government’s violent response to protesters has continued and escalated.
Plymouth has a large, active Sudanese community. On Sunday, members of the Sudanese community visited Luke Pollard MP’s Plymouth office to voice their concerns about human rights in Sudan. They asked for the UK government to increase its involvement in human rights issues.
In response, Luke has promised to question the Foreign Secretary about efforts to support peace and human rights in Sudan.
Luke Pollard MP says,
“Plymouth is a dispersal city for asylum seekers and refugees, and we are proud to welcome people from around the world to our city. The Sudanese community is strong and proud of their links not only with Plymouth but with Sudan. I am always happy to hear directly from constituents.”
“I would like to do all I can to push the UK government to fight against human rights violations all over the world. As promised, I will contact the Foreign Secretary and ask for action to be taken in Sudan.”